Casa MAVA – Chile Waterfront Residence

Casa MAVA, Zapallar Residence, Chile Property, Chilean Residential Architecture Design

Casa MAVA, Chile : Zapallar Residence

Contemporary Waterfront Property – design by Gubbins Arquitectos

25 Mar 2013

MAVA House

Design: Gubbins Arquitectos

Location: Zapallar, Chile

Casa MAVA Chile
photo : Pablo Montecinos

Contemporary Waterfront Property in Chile

MAVA´S house is placed in “Beranda ”urbanization, which is located in between Cachagua´s and maitencillo´s spas in Chile.

The location is in a really strong slope, with a radical sight to Pacific Ocean. It is exposed to South-West winds.

Casa MAVA Chile
photo : Pablo Montecinos

The main strategy was to create a big terrace, creating this “new floor” that would allow the “leisure life” and make even more perceptible the Ocean sight, Offering a unique relationship between the inhabitant and the horizon line, the same way as the cliffs do.

The terrace extends towards the Ocean, removing the view of the existing houses.

The program decomposes into “two units”. This allows to get in touch with the ground in the proper way, and provides the architectonical support for the terrace.

Casa MAVA Chile
photo : Pablo Montecinos

Southward, there is a big metal and Wood “beam-wall” that allows to delimit the view and take over the South-West winds in the place, and the future neighbors.

Under it, a new place is created, here is the entrance to the house, the relationship between both houses and a place sheltered from the sun.

Casa MAVA Chile
photo : Pablo Montecinos

The architectural promenade is complete when you get into a courtyard which is opened to the sky and from where you access the terrace Both Houses develops its inner promenades perpendicular to the slope, involving all the interior rooms of the sight. The architecture of the two longitudinal volumes, makes the space descomposes and folds into a series of slabs and beams that allows big distances between supports without soiling the ocean view, furthermore it hels to protect the house from the west sun.

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photos : Pablo Montecinos

The materiality is composed by reinforced seen concrete walls, alluminium windows, double glazing, and wood beams.

The temperatura and atmosphere created by these materials offers a complete integration with the ground and vegetation of the area.

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photos : Pablo Montecinos

House in Zapallar – Building Information

Architects: Pedro Gubbins Foxley y Victor Gubbins Browne
Collaborators: Giacomo Visone y Sofía Valderrama.
Structural engineer: Mauricio Abella
Constructor: Julio Hernández
Location: Urbanization Beranda Town of Zapallar. Chile
Ground surface: 2.304 sqm
Floor surface: 356 sqm
Project year: 2010
Construction year: 2010-11
Materials: Reinforced concrete, Steel. Glass and Wood beams.
Photographs: Pedro Gubbins, Pablo Montecinos

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photos : Pablo Montecinos

MAVA House images / information from Gubbins Arquitectos

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Casa Omnibus, Cachagua, Chile – added 21 Mar 2013
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Casa Omnibus Chile
photo : Marco Mendizabal


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