Lake Rupanco House by Beals Architects


The house, designed by Alejandro Beals & Christian Beals, is located on the edge of lake Rupanco, in the south of Chile.

The house is organised in two parallel volumes in a woodland clearing, with each element oriented towards its optimum rapport with the landscape.

The outside of the house blends in with the surroundings by borrowing the shapes and textures fo the buildings in the area. The structure is of pine, the facades of treated pine and the interior facings of untreated mañio and ulmu wood. The exterior has been treated with a black sealer to protect them from the persistent rain.

The house programme includes a lounge and an offiec where books, photos and fishing tackle could be kept. The dining room, kitchen and terrace have visual continuity, participating together and separately in the same space.

On the upper floor, the bedrooms are arranged at the far ends of the volumes and connected by a wide corridor that converts this space into an extra area. This gallery extends outwards until it touches the high part of the terrain, making use of the natural slope and generating a secondary, independent entrance.

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