Izquierdo Lehmann has designed a spherical lakeside home close to Lago Ranco in southern Chile that’s wrapped in glass with a collection of wood-clad containers projecting from its sides.
Cristián Izquierdo L, a companion at Santiago-based studio Izquierdo Lehmann, designed Casa Encoique in 2021 as a visitor pavilion adjoining to an present vacation dwelling that will permit the location to accommodate a number of generations.
The round glass pavilion – measuring roughly 125 sq. meters (1345 sq. toes) – is embedded within the forest and appears in each course, and is connected to the primary home by way of an elevated concrete walkway.
The open-plan first flooring – that includes residing and eating house with a small prep kitchen and 360-degree views – is spherical. Above, three “boxed” en-suite bedrooms are organized in a triangle, cantilever out of the circle and are clad in pine that has been dried at 300 levels Celsius to extend its thermal properties and longevity.
“The principle problem was to unravel, in an environment friendly method, the triangular construction in relation to the round base,” Izquierdo mentioned.
The higher triangular plan is rotated off-centre to scale back the size of the cantilevers and accommodate circulation house between the rooms, which comprises a steel and eucalyptus spiral staircase.
“Ultimately, the undertaking does not resolve the issue – as Louis Kahn would do it within the Yale Artwork Middle the place the triangular stair meets the circle in an ideal method – but it surely manifests that these two orders are preventing with one another, and typically they match and typically they do not,” Izquierdo mentioned.
The converging types are obvious contained in the bedrooms, the place the field form juts outward and the ceiling lifts up the place the room connects with the round kind.
A window above the mattress not solely brings gentle into the room however holds the triangular truss that merges the field again into the curving perimeter wall.
Nonetheless, modular development strategies helped to keep up a way of cohesion on the outside.
“Whereas the construction of the bedrooms and the staircase make specific the mismatches of the triangular composition, the vertical modulation of the horizontal carpentry coincides within the containers and the glazed enclosure, masking completely different supplies and shapes in a typical module,” the studio mentioned.
The cladding, in addition to the structural picket components, had been modelled utilizing the studio’s BIM software program and precut earlier than being transferred to the distant web site, permitting the development course of to be extra of an meeting.
Some traces, just like the horizontal joints within the exterior glazing, match completely to the shape.
Moreover, the glass was reduce into small modules for transportation to the location and ease of set up for the small on-site crew.
At night time, the illuminated kind turns into a lantern within the lakeside forest.
Close by on the east aspect of Lago Ranco, Max-A additionally used modular development to maintain prices down on an angled, single-storey vacation dwelling.
The images is by Cristóbal Palma.
Architect: Cristián Izquierdo L
Collaborator: Pablo Irarrazaval
Structural engineering: FHS (Ernesto Hernández)
Constructor: Constructora Puerto Patagonia