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CABANON

2010-2014 / El Arrayán, Santiago, Chile / SUSUKA Architects

Team: Juan Pablo Corvalan, Renata Sinkevic & Gabriel Vergara

Located in Andean foothills of Santiago, this small cabin is a reinterpretative exercise of an archetypal wooden roof of a single envelope placed on a stone base. This structure begins with a slope and ends with this in an opposite direction, forming a double structural curvature in which the midpoint comprises a dual equitable slope.

Because the sunlight reaches the south hillside late in the day, eight different size windows were placed, which not only capture natural light and provide a scenic view of the valley and hill, but also emphasize their condition as an introspective shelter.