The five prisms are built with space between them and connected to each other by a series of bridges, stairs, and hallways. Moving through the house, inhabitants are forced into the landscape each time they traverse from one prism to the next. This immersion in the landscape allows each part of the building to act as a refuge from the outside world. The contrast between the connectors and prisms, the architect says, creates a rhythm for the house.
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Each prism is rotated on its axis so that the roofs slope in contrast with one another, echoing the peaks and slopes of Patagonia’s mountainous landscape. By dividing the large home – which is more than 3,000 square feet – into smaller spaces, the architect created a series of cozy spaces within the home. Leaving some distance between each distinct building allows for privacy and quiet contemplation of the natural world that surrounds it.
+ Alric Galindez Architects
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