SHOTGUN HOUSE is a house model designed with SIP panels (Structural insulated panel). These panels are prefabricated building components installed in the Chilean market and available through different suppliers throughout the country. Its technology is simple and arises in the US in the 1930s.
Iván Bravo + Bruno Gilberto Architects have recently completed Lo Curro House, a family home located in Santiago, Chile. Photography by Aryeh Kornfeld.
This contemporary waterfront cottage is located in the south side of Calafquen lake, in the lake region of the south of Chile where the landscape consists in a low ridge and docile relief where the elements appear like isolated modules in a continuous ground.
The Del Sol House is considered as a traditional construction of reinforced concrete, looking to resemble an adobe construction, the molds of the panels leave their texture exposed so absorbing the gleaming light throughout the day.
This Chilean concrete residence is a stance towards designing on a slope. Or rather, it is the synthesis of such a stance, a pavilion that is slanted to take in the slope of the hillside where it is located, with the program developed on several semi-levels that are internally related …
At the beginning of 2012 a young couple approached our practice for a GZ house. They had fallen in love with the beautiful setting of a small community on the outskirts of Santiago. On top of a steep hill, no road to reach it, with all the utilities’ network down below, the plot posed quite a challenge.