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Techos House

Mathias Klotz

America meridionale | Villa La Angostura

The holiday home Casa Techos near the town of Villa la Angostura in Argentina’s Andean Patagonia is set in a beauty spot amidst a landscape of lakes, forests and snow-capped mountains. The architecture echoes and enhances its magnificent location overlooking lake Nahuel Huapi whose south side hosts the well-known winter resort of San Carlos de Bariloche.
Designed by Chilean architect Mathias Klotz, the villa stands squarely on a flat grassy woodland clearing. The south façade overlooks the lake while the north side abuts onto sharply sloping terrain. The building comprises two linear elements set one on top of the other, their different architectural features reflecting their different functions.
The main living area on the upper level is reached from the side backing up against the slope by means of a simple pedestrian bridge. Inside, a large open living room faces southward...

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