The order is an individual house for a young family, located in a developing suburban area in the north of Santiago, with an arid Mediterranean climate.
Conceptually we worked with the idea of the traditional houses of the central zone of Chile (Mediterranean), valuing the intermediate spaces like a fundamental part in the daily life and integrating the exterior to the interior through inner patios and covered zones as the traditional corridors. These spaces will allow to be inhabited as much in summer (shaded) as in winter (sunned).
The house forms a rectangle -with North South direction- , in which air bubbles are injected as patios that get qualified according to the different programs and their use. These patios unify these spaces visually and separate them programmatically.
Programmatically the house is divided in 3 longitudinal strips, the first strip: the dormitories and the great corridor oriented to the north and the garden; the second strip: the services such as circulation, storage and bookcases oriented to the south; and in the center, the third strip that contains the public spaces and the patios.