Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Unique Home Design in Santiago, Chile

This unique home design was created by architect Veronica Arcos as a wood clad house in Santiago, Chile with mountain views. This unusual home features four volumes framed in metal and finished in wood, three of which cantilever over a ground-level terrace below, and sandwich sheltered outdoor entertaining areas between them, ideal for napping in a lounger under a parasol. Another unique feature of this wood and steel house is that there are no windows facing the street, providing privacy to its residents. The windows are positioned facing the home’s interior courtyard and the majestic mountain that defines the Chilean landscape. These expansive windows and skylights flood interiors of this courtyard house design with natural ligh.