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Wall House Residence
Residential Development in Santiago de Chile, South America- design by Frohn & Rojas: Architecture
page updated 21 Aug 2016
Wall House Residence
Santiago de Chile
Architects : FAR frohn&rojas
Photos © C.Palma
As opposed to the general notion that our living environments can be properly described and designed “in plan”, this project is a design investigation into how the qualitative aspects of the wall, as a complex membrane, structure our social interactions and climatic relationships and enable specific ecologies to develop.
The project breaks down the “traditional” walls of a house into a series of four delaminated layers ( concrete cave, stacked shelving, milky shell, soft skin ) in between which the different spaces of the house slip. Each layer is characterized by very specific climatic, atmospheric, structural, material and functional properties and through that becomes part of the intelligent hierarchy underlying this low-budget project: while the innermost zones host the most demanding areas (e.g. kitchen and bathroom) the house and its materials roughen up toward the outside From the inside out the layers build upon one another, both materially, in terms of the climate concept and geometrically, blurring the boundary between the interior and the exterior and creating, through the specificity of the different materials used (many of which are not common in architectural applications), a series of qualitatively distinct environments.
The building’s most standout feature, an energy screen typically used in greenhouse construction, constitutes the outermost layer, creating not only a diffused lighting and comfortably climatized zone inside but also, through its folding and sometimes- reflective/ sometimes-translucent surface, contributes to the diamond-cut appearance of the structure.
Wall House Residence – Building Information
Floor Area: about 230m2
Construction Cost: about 100 000 Euro
Project Team: Marc Frohn, Mario Rojas Toledo, Amy Thoner, Pablo Guzman, Isabel Zapata
Location: Santiago, Chile
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