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Keywords Change this

Forgotten Masterpieces, Brutalist, Chilean Economic Miracle, Housing, Nature

Project timeline

1976 – 1977

Type

Residential

Location Change this

Simón Bolivar 5970-5980, La Reina
Santiago
Chile

Architect Change this

Entre Medianeros Housing Change this

1 of 5

Description Change this

The fundamental idea of this project was to create maximum dimensions both inside and outside the houses. We began initially with the idea of patios enclosed with windows. But we consequently decided to use glass in the roofs. We were also against the idea of entrance halls and passageways, since in the most cases these became dead areas. We thus preferred the creation of an intermediate space between the street and the house; which acted both as a way of access and a small common square. In summary, our objective was to add rather than subtract, to multiple rather than divide.

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