elongated ‘la empastada home’ frames sweeping vistas of rural chile


La Empastada Home by Hebra Arquitectos


Standing on tubular metal columns and a small cubic stone platform, ‘La Empastada Home’ frames the sweeping landscapes of Los Rios province in Chile. Designed by Hebra Arquitectos, the ensuing quantity gently suspends over a sloping terrain with its burnt wood cladding integrating into the pure environment. The outside wall is handled with a putting historic Japanese-style observe dubbed ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ for waterproofing and preserving wooden by charring it with hearth.


The design staff sought to form an structure that doesn’t intervene abruptly with the topography. To attain this, the scheme was designed with an eye fixed on symmetry and horizontality, with its important elongated quantity barely hovering above the bottom. With this gesture, a spacious exterior terrace is created beneath, fostering a direct bond with nature. There, the architects arrange a wood deck forming a comfortable semi-open area the place inhabitants can work together with one another whereas being shielded from the climate. 

all photographs by Hebra Arquitectos



La Empastada Home’s inside supplies distinctive panoramas


To enter the dwelling, there are two choices. The primary is through a staircase manufactured from native wooden, ranging from the lounge and resulting in the decrease degree that sees the box-like platform on which the principle quantity is resting. Sourced from an area quarry, this stone-clad enclosure creates a buffer between La Empastada Home’s exterior and inside and hosts a utility room and storage space. The second entrance is achieved by means of a floating bridge at avenue degree, which connects the mountain’s slope with the home. The architects at Hebra Arquitectos marked the bridge with a crimson casing, making a symbolic visible continuity that culminates in a terrace to the south, painted in the identical daring hue.


The elevated ground plan hosts all of the essential areas, together with the widespread and sleeping areas. The north wall types a hall that runs by means of the home and organizes the services, delimiting a small porch, a kitchen, front room cabinets, and bed room closets. The design staff protected the north facade, positioning solely a single excessive window to let in daylight from the north. The south facade was given a totally completely different remedy, introducing a unitary massive glazed wall to totally take pleasure in the advantages of nature and daylight. 

elongated 'la empastada house' frames sweeping vistas of rural chile
the residence is held up by tubular columns manufactured from metal


The scheme organizes the sleeping areas, with their loos on their bottom, on the western and jap ends. Total, the dwelling options three bedrooms; two are designed to host visitors, and the third, which is essentially the most spacious, capabilities because the home-owner’s bed room and workspace. All of the widespread areas are organized within the middle, the place the very best a part of the quadruple roof might be discovered.

elongated 'la empastada house' frames sweeping vistas of rural chile
the south façade stays as clear as attainable to take pleasure in pleasing views of the panorama

elongated 'la empastada house' frames sweeping vistas of rural chile
the second entrance is achieved by means of a floating bridge on the larger degree

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