In the town of Navidad on Chile’s Pacific coast, the weekend house Casa El Gauchal fits four bedrooms and a living area into a tiny space without seeming cramped in effect. In the interests of the best possible views, the architect Iván Bravo stacked the rooms upwards, and even incorporated a roof terrace and a building-height atrium in the abstract wooden volume.
Architecture: Iván Bravo
Cooperation: Martín Rojas, Gino León
Structural engineering: Pedro Bartolomé
Location: Navidad, O‘Higgins (CL)
Our Favourites: Three Weekend Houses in Chile
We present three wooden weekend houses in Chile – idyllic retreats that have convinced our editorial team in every respect: a project overlooking the ocean, a Tiny House in Navidad, and a weekend house in the dunes of the Pacific coast.
With their weathered wooden shells, the two weekend cabins by Croxatto & Opazo, located in Matanzas on the steep Pacific coast, seem to have been knocked together from flotsam. In fact, the façades and roof cladding consist of former railway ties. Inside, La Loica and La Tagua offer minimal living space for two people respectively.
Architecture: Croxatto & Opazo Arquitectos
Structural engineering: Luis Della Valle
Location: Lagunilla Street, Matanzas, Navidad (CL)