Big Contemporary House by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani

Located in Comuna de Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile, this beautiful residence was designed by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani in collaboration with Cristian Delporte, Monica Perez and Karen Oetien. The house sits on a 2842 sqm site and occupies 841 sqm. The construction was completed in 2011. The residence is situated perpendicular to the street for two reasons: first to benefit from the natural light and second because the owners wanted a big garden and so they needed space for that. This also allowed them to create an external kitchen and a barbeque area.

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The architects working at this project followed their usual pattern and chose a unique building material, in this case reinforced concrete and only one finish that in this case blends naturally with the surroundings. The furniture also respects a uniform pattern. All woodwork, all the windows and all floors are made of cedar wood, thus creating a continuity throughout the house.

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Also as a symbol of uniformity and continuity, the interiors are entirely white thus creating a light décor and the false impression of a larger space. The house also includes a cedar wood deck, an area perfect for relaxation and interactivity. Overall, it’s a beautiful piece of architecture, with a simple and modern design and a matching interior décor. It would make a very nice home.{found on archdaily and pics by Nicolás Saieh}