“Blow”, what blows life.
It´s the wind that smoothly pass through apertures
The shapes that wind draw in the sand.
This house located at an extraordinary urban space is conceived as a “pavilion opened
It´s back coincides with the access. It´s hermetic closed curved walls are inspired in the
experience of walking by the Richard Serra sculpture of the Bilbao´s Guggenheim with
my daughter, Clara.
Curves are resolved as a double system of harmonic auras, which give form to “blow”.
It´s a family house located at the bottom of The Manquehue mountain (tutelary
mountain of Santiago).
It doesn´t want to be brought up as a special or different architecture, but generating a
whole façade with the neighboring house (my sister´s) designed by National Prize of
Architecture Luis Izquierdo.
Therefore, “Blow” adopts the Rollan Zegers house lines, generating the view of an
open great territorial space.
The interior is made by extreme subtracting, an open space with double circulation; one
by the hermetic back and the other by the landscape in front, which makes that no
enclosure touch the front windows.
A dynamic space is created without hierarchies in it´s spaces. Inhabiting is given as a
continuous flow between interior and exterior, horizontal and vertical, making it´s 1200
square meters infinite and multiple.
The roof is conceived as a fifth façade becoming an observation deck plenty of flowers
which also helps the thermic efficiency of the house.
The garden concept is inspired as an urban agricultural space with gardened curved
terraces dialoguing with the access walls along the 25meters long swimming pool.
The interior design is conceived from the sculpture concept, creating a dialogue
between architecture and sculpture.
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