Wooden Beach House Integrated in a Spectacular Coastal Landscape

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Casa Encallada is a wooden beach house designed by Whale! Architecture and located on the Pacific coast, in Tunquen, Chile.

Description by Whale! Architecture: The house is located in Tunquén, 122 km away from Santiago, in an área with gullies and ravines that steer the water into the valley. The site overlooks a landscape where the boxed estuary opens to the Tunquén wetland, before merging with the main beach and the Pacific Ocean.

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The main plan is a simple beach house, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open space for living room, dining room and kitchen; plus 2 terraces, one indoor and one exposed. The scheme is built in two volumes that are intersected and overlapped. The floor layout reflects the turning point of the concave topography in relation to the landscape .

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The construction system is made of rigid frames, built on pine wood (2 x 6″), and distanced 95 cm, where each frame is different from another. However, the roof is continuous and homogeneous, trapping in a single gesture the different moments of the house.

Architects: Whale! Architecture
Project: Casa Encallada / wooden beach house
Design Team: Branko Pavlovic, Pablo Lobos-Pedrals
Location: Tunquen, Algarrobo, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Area: 180.0 sqm
Photographs: Hugo Bertolotto

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