- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 6
- Size: 3,659 sq. ft.
- Built: 2016
Located in the coastal luxury enclave of Zapallar, a favourite of Chile’s elite for generations, the Ghat Luxury Beach House is a fabulous representation of a modern contemporary architecture overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Created as a seaside retreat, the design, structure, internal organization, and the lifestyle proposed within it were determined by the pre-existing conditions of the topography on terrain that has a 25o foot inclination cascading down a beachside slope.
The inclined wedge structures roof surface runs parallel to the natural slope of the site and is occupied by a large staircase sloping downwards. Below this oblique plane a diagonal interior space contains the different programs of the house. The monotony of the free plan is redefined by the slope, creating an interior topography of varying levels with different sizes, heights and volumes.
Four lighter volumes cladded in wood interfere with the surface of the roof and the space below it. Three of these volumes contain the private rooms, and the fourth, smaller in dimensions, contains a direct access to the roof from the inside. These volumes are located under, beside and above the roof, establishing ambiguous relations between the private and public areas of the house.
- Architect: Max Nunez Arquitactos
- Photography: Roland Halbe
- Location: Cala Vicuña, Zapallar, Chile