House in Mar Bravo. A sequence of 3 platforms inserted into the steep terrain that connect street level with the seashore.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Authors
Luis Izquierdo W.,  Antonia Lehmann S.B,
Collaborators
Calculistas Luis Soler P. y Asociados, Construcción M3

Location
Zapallar, V Región de Valparaiso, Chile
Built Surface
412 m2
Project year
2009-2012

Photos
Roland Halbe

This is a family vacation home, which is inserted in the rocky and steep terrain, facing the Pacific Ocean connecting the street level directly with the seashore.

The project is strongly conditioned by regulations, which limits the height to 7 meters above ground level, the distance to the building line to 6m and the restriction of floor plan size to a smaller percentage within the site. We decided then to project several platforms that are organized from the street level to the high tide line.

The first platform that is located at street level and on the main floor contains the garage, the entrance of the house and the main bedroom. The living room, dining room, kitchen and part of the terrace are situated on the lower level; and the four guest rooms with their respective bathrooms on the ground floor.

All of the rooms enjoy excellent views of the sea and the rocky shore, as well as a lot of sunlight and direct access to the outdoor terraces that form a continuous sequence in the landscape.

The house was built entirely in exposed concrete, with a fine finish and a patented construction method, developed by us, which consists of the prefabrication of structural panels that integrate a rigid metallic mesh that is fixed directly to the light plywood of the mold.