This House 2 is designed by Eduardo Berlin Razmilic Associated Architecs, located in Santiago, Chile.
The lower court amounts to an access plaza, partially sheltered by the upper level’s volume, which directs the observer towards a patio, open at it’s centre and manifested by a water tank, creating the entrance through the staircase. The third level terrace configures the last of three main exteriors (patio, garden & terrace) that amount to the original lot’s area.
The house’s scale is preserved in a pragmatically clear and simple 500m2 single-level volume, with relations typical of more compact projects and autonomies common to disaggregated plans. Cartesian lines, net spaces, carefully studied plane perforation and extremely neat structural work reflect particular accent in keeping the elements to a minimum.
House 2 articulates the house’s every-day program in a single level. House and garden develop 3.5m above street level, by means of an elemental ground operation that transforms the pre-existent rise into two horizontal planes, above and below. Both realms relate gradually to each other through subtle architectural operations.