Prepare yourself for a dose of serious house envy. Santiago-based Joannon Arquitectos designed the IA House, an elevated home that overlooks incredible jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean. Clad in low-e glass, the beautiful dwelling is raised atop a green cliff in Chile’s coastal village of Quintay.
Topped with a kinked roof and glazed on two sides, the 60-square-meter IA House was strategically placed to maximize views and connections with the surrounding landscape, while maintaining privacy and reducing noise from the adjacent, heavily trafficked walkway. The entrance is located on the east façade, which, along with the southern wall, is sealed off for privacy save for high clerestory windows that let in natural light. The glazed facades of the north and west sides face out to views of a lush green cliff and the Pacific Ocean, respectively.
The minimalist interior is clad in light-toned SIPs finished in natural oils and waxes. In order to preserve panoramic ocean views from all angles of the home, the architects created an open-plan dining, kitchen, and living room area that opens up to a triangular outdoor deck. A closet separates the communal area from the master bedroom. Extra loft space is located above the kitchen and reachable by a sliding ladder.
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