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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.

HOUSE IN LAKE TODOS LOS SANTOS, CHILE by Apio Architecs

 
July 9th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Apio Architecs

This single-family residence is located in the south shore of the Todos los Santos Lake in southern Chile, surrounded by native forests and several volcanoes.

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

  • Architects: Apio Architecs
  • Project: HOUSE IN LAKE TODOS LOS SANTOS, CHILE
  • Location: LAKE TODOS LOS SANTOS, CHILE
  • Photography: Alejandra Valenzuela
  • Lead Architect: Angie ChadwickStuardo
  • Contributors: Home Control, Cintac
  • Area: 120 m2
  • Year: 2014

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

The design considered the challenge of building on a 70- degree slope on a lot, which it is accessible only by boat. Additionally, the shore and area of construction was extremely rocky with only 1.50 meters of soft, buildable soil.

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Furthermore, the construction had to consider the most minimal impact possible to the forest and natural environment where the project would be located.

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

The site required that the construction have a system of metal beams and columns for the base of the house that allowed for as few points of supports in the ground as possible to reduce the need ofexcavation for the foundations.

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Above the metal base, the architect’sdesign implemented lightweightmaterials with wood beams in the walls and roofing, coated with metal sheets to endure the extreme climactic conditions without disrupting the consistency of the home’s appearance.

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

This construction technique allowed the architects to build a stunning home, with a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding volcanoes.

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Alejandra Valenzuela

Image Courtesy © Apio Architecs

Image Courtesy © Apio Architecs

Image Courtesy © Apio Architecs

Image Courtesy © Apio Architecs

Image Courtesy © Apio Architecs

Image Courtesy © Apio Architecs

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