‘Los Molles House’ a Modern Weekend House
Contemporary Design Garden House by dRN Arquitectos of Santiago
Located in Cachagua, in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, ‘Los Molles House’ is an attractive contemporary home that has been built to take full advantage of its garden and pleasing wooded surroundings.
Although not in a remote location this modern weekend house has been constructed so that its occupants may enjoy privacy while relaxing during their leisure time ‘
Although in a desirable coastal location the house does not have direct ocean views, so ‘dRN Arquitectos’ decision was to orient the build towards the woodland and hills. The site is sloping and irregular so the construction has been carefully integrated into this uneven ground. The sloping terrain has considerable advantages related to creating a balance between interior and exterior zones The lower section of this modern weekend house is a sturdy concrete and the upper levels merge timber and metal for a lighter appearance.
This modern weekend house provides specious accommodation for a large family and their guests. To organize the structure and make maximum use of the space the site has been into five parallel strips. Each of these strips is the full length of the plot. The exciting element of this build is the way the strips of architecture alternate with those of the garden giving each equal importance. The house as a result is open in aspect and enjoys optimal views of the garden.
One of the characteristics of this house is its emphasis on the horizontal, this naturally has an impact on the shape of the interior layout. Main living rooms are longer than they are wide with windows dominating the interior design scheme. The walls and ceilings are paneled throughout and retreat into the background in comparison to the views of luscious greenery seen through the large expanses of glass.
The simple fact that this modern weekend house construction is cleverly staggered on different tiers enables the roof of one section to become a terrace for the adjoining garden strip, so in this way the house and its surroundings are fully united.
During the cooler winter months less people visit the house at any one time so it is possible to close the lower levels and concentrate activities in the upper parts of the home. Therefore, the construction of ‘Los Molles House’ project truly has provided a home to be enjoyed in all seasons. As the garden matures this modern weekend house will become a truly gorgeous weekend retreat.