This courtyard house in Chile was elegantly designed to complement the arid environment with two volumes connected through a large elevated glass bridge-corridor. It combines exposed concrete, native wood from the south of Chile and glass, creating a cozy modern living space with elements of rustic country living. DX Arquitectos designed the house by vertically separating common and private areas to take advantage of the views from each different part of the house.
The house is located in the II Antofagasta Region in Chile, which is dominated by an extremely arid climate. Sitting on a pronounced slope, the structure has a program that evolves across different levels. The volume with the bedrooms is located in the highest level and is cantilevered towards the north side of the site. The lowest volume has two floors, with the first one housing the living room with a view to the north, and the kitchen and dining room integrated with the staircase that acts as a partition.
A large window connects the dining room to the central patio. On the second floor, a second, more private, living room has direct access to the swimming pool.
Photos by Pablo Blanco