M House in Chile by Juan Pablo Merino
Chilean architect Juan Pablo Merino has designed the M House project. Completed in 2013, the contemporary property is located in Algarrobo, Valparaíso, Chile.
This Chilean property is located only 80 metres away from the beach in a family resort famous for its yachting lifestyle.
According to the architect: “The need for this house originated with the arrival of children, looking for a place to share with family and enjoy the peace that the proximity to the sea give.
The spaces have been developed to enhance the view and along with the efficient use of land permit a harmoniously place.
“Designed as a family activity center, the interior design of the house includes an open-plan kitchen/living room, creating a homely atmosphere that is complemented by the warmth of the fireplace and ocean views.
“From inside the living room is drawn a large wall of railroad ties to be incorporated with the deck, embracing and protecting the pool, marking the access to the house by a ramp with large walls creating a tunnel before accessing it.
The house is conceived as a volume, built entirely by metal, covered with vertical wood, colour white lead, seeking to keep the warmth and simplicity of these noble materials, without losing the comfort of the place.”
The windows of the bathrooms and hallways have wooden frames and are shaded to allow for privacy, but also allow natural light to flood the rooms, making them a bright space throughout the year, along with skylights connecting the second floor bedrooms.
Images courtesy of Marcelo Cáceres
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