2 House in Punta Pite. Two intertwined volumes located on a promontory of rocks pursuing to mediate between the natural landscape and the built place.
Luis Izquierdo W., Antonia Lehmann S.B.
Calculistas Luis Soler P. y Asociados, Construcción Jorge Carrasco
Punta Pite, V Región, Chile
Casa 1: 430.45 m2
Casa 2: 396.13 m2
The project consists of two holiday houses for two generations of the same family. It is located at Punta Pite (“place of the wind” in indigenous language), two hours by car to the north of Santiago, at the foot of the Pacific Ocean.
The terrain is on a promontory of rocks exposed to the southwest winds, visible from the beach to the west, and from the houses that follow to the east. It is accessed by a street located on its south side, clearing the frontal view to the north, where the waves burst with force on the rocks, in front of the horizon.
The 2 houses are located in the interstices between the rocks and the vegetation, the one of the parents to the west end of the land, the one of the children to the east. Its interiors and exteriors are intertwined by a system of routes that cross them from the ceilings to the floors and communicate with the near surroundings. The enclosures follow one another in their opening and exposure to the outside, gradually opening to the north view and closing to the neighbors and the wind. Local stone was used for the construction of walls, floors and ceilings, and reinforced concrete for slabs, beams and pillars. As an artificial stone, the project seeks to mediate the relationship between the natural landscape and the built site.