Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)
Photos: Nicolás Saieh
This 400-square-meter wooden house in Chile’s Los Ríos Region is the vacation home of a large family. Using a system of pillars, props, and beams, the structure rises as an exoskeleton around the cladding. A repeated section leaves all the loadbearing elements visible under a large roof. The house is configured as a square around a central courtyard, allowing double orientations in all the bays and optimizing daylight coming in.
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