If you’re in the need of a perfect weekend, take a look at this breathtaking house. Designed by Santiago firm Land Arquitectos, the Rambla House is a weekend home on the seafront in Zapallar, a town located around 100 miles north of Santiago, Chile. It sits alongside a pedestrian promenade linking the town with the local cemetery.
Although at first sight it appears to be a half-finished building, the Rambla House is actually a spacious and comfortable residence.
Making the most of the scenic location, the interior of the Rambla House creates a direct connection with the exterior. The retractable glass walls, which enclose the house, actually merge the inside and the outside space. The unique design of the house provides protection from the local climate which is characterized by the strong south winds and excessive sun exposure from the west.
Concrete beams support the 123-square-metre structure and provide ventilation, thus preventing coastal humidity from infiltrating the interior. Over the beams, 11 V- shaped pine columns support the roof which shelters two separate wings.
The larger wing contains a living room, dining area, kitchen, and a pool terrace with exquisite panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, while the second wing accommodates a bedroom with a private balcony. The open-air space between features the barbecue. Here, the height of the roof has been extended to vent fumes and to capture the northern skylight.
All woods were treated with a white colored product that protects the material from salt water as well as enhances the brightness and contrast. The entire house looks like it’s blended into the pacific scenery. All that separates it from the surrounding landscape is a girded wall at the back.
Clearly, the Rambla House is a paradise-like palace. But, let the photos speak for themselves. [via]
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