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Casa Limache

Ricardo Torrejón Arquitectos

Located in Chile’s hilly hinterland close to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Casa Limache makes the most of the surrounding hilly landscape and nearby water reservoir that also serves as a recreational lake and park.
The architectural brief demanded functional plurality: the complex had to be both a permanent residence and holiday home for visiting relatives. The solution was to create separate yet connected units that fit together like a sort of miniature village. Sited on a steep slope, the building rises from a large platform in the form of an indented concrete retaining wall. Complying with the lie of the land, the residence comprises three blocks, each with a designated use: parents’ quarters; communal living and kitchen areas; and separate environments for children and their families. Another volume, separate from the rest, houses services and equipment....

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