AMVC - Arquitectos e Associados

 

Dr. Dias Houses

Urban Situation
The houses to be reconstructed are located in the center of Santiago and define a rural settlement that by its typology and construction technics characterize the typical suburban environment where they are located.
Despite the pressure for new roads, the apparent uncharacterized surroundings, still maintain the typical street layout.

PROGRAM
Three vacation houses, type T2, with independent accesses and common backyard.
The common areas are located in the ground floor and the bedrooms in the upper floor.

INTERVENTION CONCEPT
The aim of the intervention is to recover and rehabilitate all the exceptional elements and, in some cases, to demolish the additions made for occasional needs.  The architectonic language to be used respects the traditional constructive materials and systems and, in some cases assumes a contemporaneous language in an dynamic dialog with the existent.