Alejandro Aravena concrete house on the market for USD 1.5 million

A stretch of coast north of Santiago in Chile is home to an architecture lover’s dream. The Ochoalcubo project, a housing estate funded by entrepreneur Eduardo Godoy, includes architect-designed houses by Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and Alejandro Aravena. Now Aravena’s design is on the market for $ 1.51 million.

Sometimes the design of the Pritzker Prize winner appears more sculptural than residential. It consists of three weathered concrete volumes that stack like building blocks and lean against each other. Rows of pale wooden shutters barely break the fortress-like facade.

Although it’s hard to tell from the outside, Aravena created a house that is full of light. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the lower level filter the sunlight into the raw concrete rooms and cast a cool glow over the monochromatic interior.

Aravena wanted the house to have a “primitive” feel to it, but the house is subtly luxurious, with details like an asymmetrical floating wooden staircase and an internal fireplace that puts the typical fireplace to shame.

Via: The rooms

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