The residence is located between the precipitous mountain ranges parallel to the coast and the Andes, close to the Chilean town of Talca. The copper sheet covering the roof and the exterior walls – this is the second experiment carried out by the architect with this material –, decisively defines the external image to the point of lending its name to the building. The alloy of electrolytic metal in sheets permits configuring a volume that recalls the abundant layers of leaves carpeting the surrounding land.
Starting from simple geometries, the outline of the construction undergoes slight deformations that alter the heights of the ceilings in section to adapt to the uses contained in each space, modifying at once the rectangular perimeter of the footprint in search of northern light. The domestic program is organized around the interior courtyard of the dwelling’s only height, clearly differentiating the three bedrooms from the more social areas. The light proceeding from this void guides the interior circulations in winter, and during the summer the glazed surfaces open up to define the diagonal itineraries. In this way, the different rooms configure with the garden and the landscape a continuous space... [+]
Manuel O’Ryan, Constanza Pérez
Loreto Lyon, Danilo Lazcano, Augusto Vergara, Gonzalo Torres, Hugo Lagos (fotos maqueta model photos)