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2006 / Los Niches, Curicó, Chile / Degree Project

How to generate architecture in a context where professional practice does not exist? To answer this question, it is necessary to turn to local referents such as local barns and traditional local houses of the Central Valley of Chile. Because the house dweller will be a farmworker with his family, who will also run the farm, the house is thought out as a re-interpretation of the aforementioned referents or the combination of them.

The available low budget had an impact on the choice of the materials for this project. For this reason, we made it our goal to use as many recycled firebricks from a closer cement factory as we could.

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