Casa SarahMarc / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

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  • Architects: Pe+Br+Re arquitectos
  • Location: Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Sebastian Bruna
  • Area: 230.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh
  • Collaborators: Rodrigo Pezzuto, Pablo Amigo, Maria Paz Palacios
  • Furniture: Pamela Leyton - MMobiliario
  • Builder: Constructora Velarco, Juan Velasquez
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Text description provided by the architects. SarahMarc House is located on the outskirts of Puerto Varas. The owners’ original request determines that the house should be a "magic box" that transforms daily living into travel and vacation days. The magic box must deliver a constant relaxation feeling.

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Located on top of a hill, the house has a privileged view of two active volcanoes, Osorno and Calbuco, whose last eruption was in 2015. These volcanoes determine a unique orientation of all the spaces towards the east, defining the west like a private facade facing the street.

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Volumetrically speaking, an elongated

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First floor plan
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is determined that gradually breaks the floor levels and ascends adapting to the ground, generating a semi buried space under the bedrooms that gives place for the parking lots and technical spaces.

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First floor plan First floor plan
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This house can be walked through, from the north, where the public use spaces are, towards the south where the private spaces are located, allowing a fluid use between the different enclosures. At both sides, the house ends with an elevated terrace with different points of view and heights of the surroundings.

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Since the south of Chile has a strong presence of forests and wood is a very present and traditional building material in the area, it is chosen as an important material to use in the lining, structure and furniture. All these elements consider a contemporary language in its design and rescues the traditional carpentry of the zone. The native woods used are Oak, Ulmo, Mañio and Laurel.

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