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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

OMNIBUS HOUSE in V REGION, CHILE by Gubbins Arquitectos

 
August 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gubbins Arquitectos

Omnibus The house is located in the vicinity of the Quebrada de Aguas Claras, on top of the entrance to Cachagua Zapallar coming from Laguna, on a gently sloping, surrounded by high and numerous eucalyptus, and chain faces Cachagua surrounding hills and Zapallar, with a distant view of the Pacific Ocean.

The house in the form of a horizontal rectangular 23.5 m. long x 7.00 m. wide and 3.50 m. high and is mounted on a base, from where you enter up to the main floor and then the roof terrace.

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

  • Architects: Gubbins Arquitectos
  • Project: OMNIBUS HOUSE
  • Location: AGUAS CLARAS, CACHAGUA , V REGION, CHILE
  • Photography: MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS
  • MAIN MATERIALS: Reinforced concrete with rough 1” x 8” sawn timber board formwork, aluminum, glass, Veneer covered boards, slate tiles and polished concrete floors.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: SOLER Y ASOCIADOS
  • SERVICES CONSULTANT: PATRICIO MOYA
  • ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT: MARCELO SILVA
  • LIGHTING CONSULTANT: PEDRO GUBBINS
  • ALUMINUM CONSULTANT: ARNALDO SULANTAY
  • CONTRACTOR: VICTOR REYMAN
  • SITE AREA: 5000 M2
  • BUILT AREA: 180 M2
  • PROJECT DATE: 2002
  • CONSTRUCTION DATE: 2003

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Life and leisure space

In order to break the seasonality typical enclosures generally have a home in the urban architecture: kitchen, living room, bedrooms, this property presents a double movement that breaks these facilities to become the day, more than a sum of individuals, places a sum of complementary each other, giving rise to a way of living far from the city and close to the game.

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

The construction of this longitudinal perspective into the body through the use of a concrete deck irregularly, increases the feeling of space and continuity of each enclosure to the total and the environment, using transparencies, reflections, transverse and vertical brightness.

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Inhabiting the outside from the inside

Inhabiting the outer housing off occurs not only through the path of the place and the forest itself, but through the house, which in turn provides and through its own structure and arrangement, the chance to rediscover new perspectives from terrace roof height, from the back terrace through the living room, from the corridor or gallery along the main façade and nestled into the socket.

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

An architecture with traces of sustainability.

The main facade of 23.5 m by 3.1 m in height due to its northerly aspect, provides the ability to become a great collector of solar radiation at night deliver accumulated temperature on the day of the dead weight, floors , concrete walls and slabs.

The construction and materiality

The use of concrete as a binder necessary mass in place, and its color, must complement the existing tree, open the possibility of large spans and the use of different textures, the product of the table formwork barracks place.

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Image Courtesy © MARCO MENDIZABAL , PEDRO GUBBINS

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Gubbins Arquitectos

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