architecture : strategy and design

secondary residence, patagonia, cl

programme secondary residence site puerto guadal, patagonia, chile surface 80 m2 budget not evaluated year 1998 phase realised client mr. + ms. veringa weiler team cab42, andres gillmore

in my opinion the highest quality to be achived on a site like this is already there, the surrounding scenery is majestic and supreme. the effort and the effect of this design is clearly not in its virtuoso aesthetics or its artistic adventure. what i've been able to add is its position among the trees and the layout that makes it possible to enjoy the house and the site. the builders added there local knowledge of techniques and materials. it was them that added the final quality : to be able to take a shower, looking at the glaciers in front, with the smell of wet cedar wood of the bathroom walls.
initially the house was designed as a secondary residence for the family. in the meantime it has been converted to a lodge for rent in a park with other services.

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