Casa Lucernas

by 01Arq
Casa Lucernas 01Arq

The house is located in Catemito Lucarnitas, 20 km south of Santiago in Chile’s central valley, on flat land at the foot of Cerro Chena, from which you have a variety of views both far and near.
The program is divided into two areas, private and public rooms, living, dining and services. The strategy poses a volume on one level that solves the linear program, allowing all precincts have Cerro Chena view and facing north.
To make even more dramatic close views, and distant relationship with the landscape, the initial volume is extruded volumes in the vertical plane, forming skylights at key points, either by overlooking or entries specific points of light, generating double heights and visual tension to the landscape.
Similarly, extruded volumes in the horizontal plane, forming intermediate spaces such as terraces, also as access programs, and service garage.
The location of windows and skylights, also reflects the need to create cross ventilation, maintaining pleasant temperatures during the summer months.
The materiality of the project is reinforced masonry, material characteristic of the area. As finishing, stucco and painted in dark gray exterior, which contrasts with the white aluminum profiles used on glass skylights and windows, and the interior of the house which is also white.
The plant aims to have maximum flexibility in the public program. The enclosures can form a single space when the sliding door that separates the kitchen from the dining room is open, hiding the wall that delimits the terrace.
Best Of

Photos by: Aryeh Kornfeld

  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq
  • Casa Lucernas 01Arq

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Residencia MB2

    Residencia MB2

    A residence remains the most complex topic in architecture. It represents the result of an alchemy between the needs and wishes of a client, understanding the context and discourse...

  • Martis Camp – Lot 189

    Martis Camp – Lot 189

    Martis Camp - Lot 189 is a private residence located in Martis Camp, a private community near Lake Tahoe, California, USA. This two story contemporary home  was designed by Swabac...

  • Chalet Le Coquelicot

    Chalet Le Coquelicot

    Like a new Porsche concealing innovative technology within its timeless outline, this luxury ski chalet has a traditional wooden exterior and a totally contemporary interior. If yo...

  • Sulfur cavern visitor's center

    Sulfur cavern visitor's c..

    Designed by Portuguese architect Nuno Ribeiro Lopes, this visitor center is built over the old existing building in Azores to accommodate the increased interest in the area. This b...

  • A Contemporary Remodel of a Mid-Century Modern Home

    A Contemporary Remodel of..

    Originally built in 1967, this home was remodeled by its owner, film producer and director Kevin Pruitt. It is located in Austin, Texas, and mixes rustic and more elegant contempor...

  • Unique Inclined House Inspired

    Unique Inclined House Ins..

    Nunatak Architects have designed a truly unique house. The inspiration to this wonderful building is the mountains on the Swiss Alps. It looks like an inclined block placed on the ...

  • Hat Teahouse

    Hat Teahouse

    ”Hat” is the third tea house we have realised. It is a small house to gather with a cup of tea, a tiny haven under the open roof in little charming garden. The minimal space of...

  • Wohnhaus Am Walensee

    Wohnhaus Am Walensee

    The location alone of this single family home in Unterterzen, with a clear view of lake Walensse and the mountains of Churfirsten is spectacular.
    The property which is locat...

  • Santa Monica Canyon Residence

    Santa Monica Canyon Resid..

    This residence is nestled into a down-sloping hillside property in little Santa Monica Canyon. A path descends into and impromptu, landscaped amphitheater along a path that bends, ...

  • Bahir Sofa

    Bahir Sofa

    Zurich-based designer Jörg Boner has created the Bahir Sofa for German furniture brand COR. The sofa is designed for the relaxed moments in life. Designed like a large, inviting b...