Chilean studio Hebra Arquitectos has accomplished an elevated, wood-and-glass cabin that’s designed to have a small footprint and accommodate an individual in a wheelchair.
The Quilanto Home is positioned in southern Chile’s Los Rios area, close to Ranco Lake.
Tucked right into a wooded website, it serves as a nature retreat for a single mom and her grownup daughter, who has decreased mobility. It was in-built simply eight months.
Key design objectives for Santiago’s Hebra Arquitectos included minimising disruption to the positioning and guaranteeing the forest was the focus. The cabin additionally wanted to be accessible for an individual utilizing a wheelchair.
In flip, the studio designed a single-storey dwelling that feels immersed within the forest and sits gently upon the earth.
The oblong house is lifted above the bottom by metal pilotis and is topped with a gabled, metal-covered roof.
Exterior partitions include cypress cladding and huge stretches of glass.
A ramp results in the entrance door. The lengthy sides of the home have wood decks that have been constructed round current bushes.
“The cabin was considered an elementary quantity that tries to take care of the forest as a lot as potential, retaining all of the grown bushes and permitting them to develop throughout the deck,” the workforce stated.
Inside, it has a easy and fluid structure, and the areas are vast sufficient to accommodate a wheelchair.
The central portion – which opens onto the decks by sliding doorways – encompasses a kitchen, eating space and lounge.
The roof rises to 4.5 metres on this space, serving to create an open and lofty environment. Ground-to-ceiling glass supplies a robust connection to the pure panorama.
Flanking the central quantity are the sleeping areas – a major bed room on one aspect, and a pair of smaller bedrooms on the opposite.
Separating the 2 smaller rooms is a partition wall with a sliding door. The door might be opened as much as create a single area.
Finishes have been stored easy attributable to a restricted price range, the workforce stated.
Uncovered metal trusses stretch overhead, and plywood partitions and ceilings have been left seen.
“With the identical logic of retaining prices down, the ground was outlined as polished concrete,” the workforce stated.
The kitchen options painted plywood cabinetry, a tile backsplash and a quartz island.
A black, wood-burning range warms the home throughout cool months. Furnishings have been chosen by the shopper.
Hebra Arquitectos was began in 2018 by architects Simón Pérez, Vicente Cubillos and Esteban Cubillos. Its different initiatives embrace a wood-clad, T-shaped dwelling in Los Rios that takes cues from barn structure.
The pictures is by Marcos Zegers.