Casa Corredor in Huelquén District

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Casa Corredor

Residential Development in South America – design by Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

page updated 30 Sep 2016 with new photos ; 8 Jul 2015

Casa Corredor in Huelquén District

Design: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

Location: Santiago de Chile

The Casa Corredor project is set against the backdrop of the pre-Andean landscape of the Central Valley, famous for its remarkable landmarks.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

Facing the breath-taking mountain range of the Andes towards the South and the East, and looking onto a rolling, luxuriant valley of almond trees to the West, the house is located eastward next to a water reservoir, which has become an integral part of the surrounding landscape.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

Positioned along an East-West axis, its facades open onto the North and South directions, allowing thereby to create a luminous atmosphere, whilst avoiding harsh sunlight.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

The program is composed of two solid blocks, each with a second floor, articulated by a central void and connected mid-floor by a stairway and access ramp. This helps confer further privacy to the bedroom with respect to the rest of the building.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

The formal character of the house arises from two conditions: first, the need to preserve the natural warmth of the Central Valley house, which translates into a pathway that runs along the entire length of the house. The other condition is self-imposed and is related to the structure of the premises, where a ribbon of concrete unwinds around the exterior structure of the house. This ribbon serves as balcony, eaves and wall, and adapts according to the new topography required by the staggered mid-floor layout.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

Materials play a fundamental role for the integration of the house within its natural surroundings. Visible board-formed concrete is used in most of the house, except for the basement walls, which are covered with the stones that were excavated during the foundation building phase. These pebble-like stones were split to expose their rough side.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

The third important material is impregnated pinewood, which is used as decking for the balconies and goes up the sides to transform into eaves. Finally, the house includes various elements of oxidised metal, such as the main entrance door and the sun louvers that conceal the service areas.

Casa Corredor in Huelquén

Casa Corredor in Huelquen District – Building Information

Project Name: Casa Corredor
Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos – Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
Associates: Osvaldo Moreno
Location: Fundo Challay Alto, Huelquén District, Chile
Land Surface: 5000sqm
Built Surface: 1000 sqm
Project Span: 2008-11
Construction: 2009-12

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Photographs: Pablo Blanco

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