Casa El Maqui

The building is located in the eastern hillside of El Maqui Brook, a rural place of The Coastal Mountain.
Range of Chile. This geographical zone is part of a protected natural reserve with high and important ecological value because its singular and diverse coexisting ecosystems.The client ask for a seasonal house for a family of six and a near garden around the house whose principal element was water. In order not to alter the rich forests and ecosystems we sought an already damaged hillside without vegetation to found the building. The new landscaping project should recover the area. The eastern hillside position assure us prolonged sunlight and optimal exposure to the prevailing ascendant air current.

Architects: GITC Arquitectura
Location: Quebrada el Maqui, Olmué, Valparaíso, Chile
Project team: Rodrigo Belmar Expósito, Felipe Vera Buschmann, Carlos Estay Olguín, Rodrigo Del Castillo Celis, Felipe Muñoz Sepúlveda, Logna Barrientos S
Structural calculation: Roberto Soto V
Área: 253.0 m2
Project year: 2014
Photographer: Felipe Díaz Contardo

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