Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers

OLD STREAM HOUSE

Hebra Arquitectos

PHOTOGRAPHS
Cristóbal Palma, Marcos Zegers

CATAGORY
Houses, Detail

MANUFACTURERS
Autodesk, Fanaloza, Fuente Reggio, Kitchen Center, Mct, Robert McNeel & Associates

YEAR
2021

LOCATION
Chile

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Simón Pérez, Esteban Cubillos, Vicente Cubillos

AREA
110 m²

Old Stream House
© Cristóbal Palma
Old Stream House
© Cristóbal Palma

Old Stream House is making reference to an old river bed, which now is a big and dense forest.

Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Cristóbal Palma

This is where the volume is placed, an asymmetrical gabled house, containing a big living room, with the kitchen and dining room merged in the center.

While on each side, through the living room and the access to the house, there are the main bedrooms.

Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Cristóbal Palma
Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers

Therefore, looking to take advantage of the context around it, the central space was designed to open itself, with 6 meters wide window panels.

Oaks, rocks, and old logs covered with Chilean lichens, surrounded by bushes in the middle of a preponderant forest, the house becomes an element that links with this amazing place.

Four of which can open leaving the living room completely exposed to the nature, the mountains to the back, and a big terrace in front acting as a lookout of the “Lago Ranco” in the horizon.

This central passage links the terrace in the north and the south, crossing transversely through the volume.

Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers
Old Stream House
© Marcos Zegers

Engaging the terrain and perching on a big rock covered in moss, evidence that the architecture tries to give a thoughtful connection with the land.

The house is coated with burned timber siding, treated with an old Japanese method called “Shou Sugi Ban”, while the cellar is covered with rocks left by the nature laying on the old river bed, which we called “Old Stream House”.

Old Stream House
© Cristóbal Palma


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Floor Plan
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