Hidden away among the glacially carved peaks of the Andes, the low horizontals of Chalet C7 are as remote from ornamentation as from civilization. However, the precise design and spatial awareness exhibit an unmatched architectural pedigree.
Built into a steep rock slope overlooking the Tres Hermanos Mountains, architects Nicolás del Rio and Max Núñez incorporated the structure into the environment. The effort produces a structure that unobtrusively integrates into the staggering Andean panorama.
Reinforced due to over 6 meters of snow accumulation in winter, the space necessitated strong steel beams and columns during construction. However, they were deftly integrated into the open plan layout and keep a sense of light delicacy throughout. Expansive intimacy, the interior life mirrors the grand dimensions without.

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Cory

Cory is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at Gessato.

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