Set on the coast of Chile, the Catch the Views House from LAND Arquitectos was designed to perfectly frame the beautiful seascape and landscape surrounding it. Volumes are stacked one atop another, like playfully stacked stones at the beach.
The exterior of the home is colored to match the stones at the beach, and the home’s volumes are arranged on the hillside in a way that lets them capture as much of the surrounding natural beauty as possible.
The home’s interior is similarly arranged around the goal of “catching the views.” Oversize windows, a long terrace, and unlimited sunshine make this coastal home almost unbelievably bright and airy.
Throughout the design and construction, the architects wanted to play up the interconnectedness of the home and its setting. Every one of the living spaces was designed to take advantage of the ocean views and abundant natural light.
In order to build a home that could withstand the constant battering of strong, saltwater-infused winds, the architects used prefabricated concrete panels. This choice ensures that the home is durable enough to last in the harsh environment and it also reduced construction time, allowing the owners to move into the gorgeous home in less time.