Sandwiched between earth and sky, this home manages to be both lift off from the site but also feel almost subterranean at the same time.
Designed by Supersudaka for a remote region in Chile, the design bends around the demands of code, ecology and earthquakes while managing to capture a 360-degree view of the surrounding valley.
Cross-ventilation and sun protection are considered, but just part of what pushed the strange topography of both the floors and ceilings of the house, which had to deform around all kinds of unique site-specific considerations.
The blend of influences goes beyond the structural and contextual to the formal as well. As ArchDaily puts it, the result is “A mix, a bastardized design, a fusion, like a crossbreed dog, as named in Chilean: A Kiltro (mixed-breed dog).”