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Two protective layers keep this angular house in Chile cool in the summer

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 23, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lidija Grozdanic) last modified Dec 22, 2017

The angular Two Skins House, designed by architect Verónica Arcos, is enveloped in two layers which maintain stable temperatures throughout the year. Perched on high cliffs north of Santiago, capital of Chile, the house features generous openings that offer views of the Pacific Ocean. The house has a simple rectangular plan and faceted walls that add drama to the space. Dark pine planks used as cladding add more variation to the exterior surfaces. Pine and other wooden structural panels were...





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