The Apus Kankay House has a contemporary structure with quite an unusual shape, created to provide shelter from extreme weather, icy winds, and rain. Designed by Aguilo + Pedraza Arquitectos, this family lake house is located next to the Rupanco Lake in Chilean Patagonia.
The house has two levels, each one serving a different purpose. On the first level, you can see a grill on one side, and a chimney on the other. The room can be used as a barbecue area, dining or living room. In a way, the house is built like a pavilion since the rooms are designed for more than one purpose.
The large staircase connects the first with the second level, at the same time sheltering the external patio from rain. The first level also serves a sheltering purpose, protecting the rest of the structure. The interior of the house features a number of floor to ceiling windows, providing a stunning view of the nature surrounding it and the nearby lake.
The elevated level is a common area, also suitable for a bedroom. The exterior of the house, as well as the interior, uses wood for its structure, giving the house a cozy, almost cabin-like atmosphere.
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