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Corten-Clad Casa La Baronia Resists the Pacific Ocean’s Corrosive Power in Chile
Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 13, 2012 @ 11:45 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design for Health,gallery | No Comments
The designers were limited by a tight budget and a very specific design brief when commissioned to build this striking seaside home, so they kept their material choices simple. A bolted timber box  wrapped in weathered steel, and punctuated by glass windows, the Casa la Baronia has a small footprint  of just 150 square meters but big views.
Deep horizontal windows provide excellent viewing spaces, while extensive glazing ensures that a lot of natural light penetrates the interior that is defined by an intense minimalism . The home’s cantilevering section provides space for storage and shade and the entire seaside program is reached by a long, elevated timber ramp. Completed in 2009, this enviable home is especially notable for its refined simplicity and awe-inspiring location.
+ Max Núñez 
Photography by Sergio Pirrone
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