Chilean House Elevated Above a Stream

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This Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos construction can be found in Puerto Varas in the Lagos Region of Chile. Surrounded by forest, the eco-conscious home features concrete blocks, steel beams, and wooden columns. Its double-glazed windows, glass corridor, and large skylights bring natural lighting into the house. At the same time, the passageway, elevated above a stream, draws the residents and their gaze through the space and outdoors. The floors, ceilings, doors, and frames are all made of Laurel demolition wood salvaged from abandoned villas. The architects chose only harvested woods that are native to the area, making this “bridge” home a champion of environmental design.

Via Archdaily, Photography by Nico Saieh

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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