Croxatto and Opazo Architects perches timber-clad cabins on coastal hillside in Chile - architecture and design

Croxatto and Opazo Architects perches timber-clad cabins on coastal hillside in Chile



Croxatto and Opazo Architects has designed two minimalist cabins clad in reclaimed oak set high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Navidad, Chile.
The two small cabins, which are used as holiday homes, were designed to blend in with the coastal landscape in which they are set.
Top image and above: the cabins are set on a hillside overlooking the ocean in Matanzas, Navidad
At the same time, they stand out, lookout tower-like, since they were built with vertically-stacked rooms in order to optimise the built area on the steep slope.
Croxatto and Opazo Architects adapted the plans to make the most of the surrounding vistas and to protect the interiors from the weather.
Both were built to protect from the weather while enhancing the views Large windows overlook the ocean, 80 metres below the cabins, as well as the Lobera ? a large rock jutting out of the sea that is home to sea lions and other animals.
"The shape responds to the views towards the different places we wanted to show from the inside and how to relate the buildings to the environment," co-founder Felipe Croxatto told Dezeen.
"Both cabins were built as small cubes, with their faces opened to seek the views and protect them from the strong wind."
La Loica and La Tagua were named after native birds
Named after bird species native to the region, the La Loica cabin measures just 20 square metres, while La Tagua is slightly larger at 25 square metres.
The Santiago-based studio constructed the ...
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