A Stunning Contemporary Home In The Dominican Republic
Chilean architectural practice VASHO has designed the RD House project. Completed in 2013, the contemporary family home is located in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.
According to the architects: “The design challenge was to design a house that allows 18 people to fit comfortably within 500 mt2 (including terraces). Open spaces, characteristic of the local architecture. All of the bedrooms have their own bathroom, study and/or library and living room-dining room-kitchen all in one space.
“The contemporary house will be used as a second home to use intermittently in the summer by the owners.
“The architect recognizes that one of the greats challenges will be the difficult access and limited horizontal surface of the property, most of it having a slope of 45 to 70 degrees. That is why an extremely precise survey was made to be able to work from the foundations to the roof gardens. The natural level curve of the face of the hill influenced not only the structural reinforcement of the job but also the programmatic distribution of spaces. This can be seen, for example, in the continuity of the natural surface of the hill in the living room of the house.”
Images courtesy of Eduardo Abreu
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