Two Chilean architects, Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy, designed this gorgeous seaside guesthouse complex as an affordable retreat nestled near the beach in Chile's Valparaiso Region. Five buildings built using rough-sawn pine are elevated on log columns, offering gorgeous views of the ocean. Step in for more inspiring photos and details of this simple but elegant seaside getaway.
The architects contacted local builders and contractors and carefully studied the techniques that would be optimal for both the region and the restrictive budget. The complex comprises five buildings-three two-storey guesthouses, communal building and a the owner’s apartment. The entire complex was built for just over $63 per square feet, which was accomplished largely thanks to the architects’ resolve to adapt the design to the standard proportion of the locally available sawn pine.
Volumes were then chosen and raised on log columns. The three buildings offering accommodation are located on the south side of the complex, each with a double bedroom on the upper floor and a bedroom and bathroom below. The interiors boast large glass surfaces and offer great views of the surroundings. The terraces, built in between the buildings, are connected to the beach via several staircases.
Photos by Alejandro Soffia, Pablo Casals-Aguirre and Juan Durán