December 17, 2012
Another pool house for ya. This one, though, is couched in a valley in the Chilean Andes, with the smooth, finished concrete of the house and the pool’s cerulean sheen playing nicely off the rugged terrain. The house consists of two long volumes: a concrete base, the corner of which is demarcated by pilotis, themselves wrapped in a retractable glazed wall (the architects call it a “pool mirror”); the upper volume, encased in an ajustable wooden screen is positioned a third of the way onto the concrete shell and extends past the line of columns to suggest the drama of a larger cantilever. A central stairwell connects the interiors to a roof terrace that puts you in the middle of the landscape, while funneling out hot air in the summer months. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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