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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,Design for Health,Gallery | No Comments

Casa la Baronia, Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez, Pacific Ocean, Chile, Corten steel, green design, sustainable design

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 [1] wrapped in weathered steel, and punctuated by glass windows, the Casa la Baronia has a small footprint [2] 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 [3]. 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 [4]

+ Nicolás del Rio [5]

Photography by Sergio Pirrone

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[1] bolted timber box: http://inhabitat.com/giant-timber-tower-rises-out-of-the-czech-countryside/

[2] small footprint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_footprint

[3] intense minimalism: http://inhabitat.com/tag/minimalist-design/

[4] + Max Núñez: http://www.maxnunez.cl/detalle.php?filtro=Built&tipo=28#prettyPhoto

[5] + Nicolás del Rio: http://www.nicolasdelrio.cl/index.php/projects.html

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