ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922801/house-i-thiermann-cruz-arquitectos Clipboard Projects “COPY” Architects: Thiermann Cruz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Erieta Attali+ 32Curated by Clara Ott Share House I / Thiermann Cruz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse I / Thiermann Cruz Arquitectos 2019 CopyHouses•Santiago, Chile Lead Architects: Team:Rafael UrcelayStructural Engineering :Osvaldo PeñalozaBuilder:Constructora AntumalalCity:SantiagoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. Good houses are artifacts that are crafted to conquer land as much as they are devoted to distance their inhabitants – as much as possible – from it. This was clear in Chile since the time of the colonies, and one of the few truly Chilean inventions, the so-called Casa Chilena or Chilean house, is the built manifestation of this. It embodies the specific typology of a courtyard house used to organize the territory based on agricultural production, but also a specific kind of domestic life detached from it. Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!Ground floor plan (A2 esc. 1-100)Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliAnd it embodied a circular time that organized cyclical rituals around the courtyards, galleries and enfilades, parallel to the cyclical time that structured agricultural production. Since the second half of the 19th century, this type faded away, not so much because of the obsolescence of its spatial configuration, but more due to the banishment of the specific kind of life and land that it previously organized.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!Section C (A4 esc. 1-100)Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliAddressing a different type of land—and life—this house is located in a former suburban lot, now subdivided into three smaller pieces. This process of densification exemplifies how an urban configuration expands outwards in Santiago, colonising and occupying previous strictly suburban land. The house occupies the 20 by 40-meter plot with a thin 4.8-meter bar, subdividing the property into a series of different courtyards.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliEach interior space is connected, at least, with two exteriors, which are treated, simultaneously, as interiors though their large built furniture and materiality. Negotiating the irregular shape of the plot with the regular geometry of the house, its limit is set back a few meters behind the property line, and a walled courtyard elbows out from the continuous line defining the sidewalk.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliOvercoming the regulations promoting a garden city, the façade becomes a walled courtyard, bringing life to the edge of the otherwise life-less suburban street.Save this picture!© William RojasSave this picture!First floor plan (A2 esc. 1-100)Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliA calibrated system of sliding and pivoting doors mediates life in the house. They enhance various forms of connection and disconnection between interiors and exteriors, but also between interiors and interiors. Through doors, two widely used architectural reductions are overcome: the open plan and the corridor.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliDoors allow subdivision and differentiation, but also flexibility and contamination among domestic programs. Kitchen, dining and living rooms, and patios can be combined into a single space or can be temporary divided depending on the season or whatnot.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe interior surfaces of the suspended volume are defined by a weaving of different kinds of wood, creating a relentless repetition of constructive elements covering walls, floors, and ceilings. 5-centimetre thick prefabricated black concrete panels hang from the wooden structure rendering the house completely opaque to the exterior. Similar to the residence that Des Esseintes designed for himself in Joris-Karl Huysmans’s novel: the fun remains in the interior.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliProject gallerySee allShow lessMM House / alarciaferrer arquitectosSelected ProjectsBay Huynh Architects Design Rooftop Waterway for Notre DameArchitecture News Share Houses Year: “COPY” House I / Thiermann Cruz Arquitectos Alfredo Thiermann – Sebastián Cruz Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922801/house-i-thiermann-cruz-arquitectos Clipboard Area: 3229 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeThiermann Cruz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiagoChilePublished on August 12, 2019Cite: “House I / Thiermann Cruz Arquitectos” [Casa I / Thiermann Cruz Arquitectos] 12 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.