Croxatto & Opazo Arquitectos has built two wooden houses for local surfers who come here to relax and ride the waves of the ocean
December 20, 2021
The village of Matanzas in the commune of Navidad is only two and a half hours from the Chilean capital, but there is already little that reminds of civilization. The nature of these places is pristine and practically untouched by the human hand. A high coast, overgrown with flowers, steep paths leading down the stones, and the endless ocean. Because of the strong winds, this village is very popular with surfers who come to these places to catch the wave. For two such fans of water extreme, Croxatto & amp; Opazo Arquitectos designed and built a beach house, or rather, two.
Unusual wooden structures stand right on a steep slope so that the owners can walk close to the beach with a board. They are narrow three-storey structures with an area of 20 and 25 square meters. meters, consisting of wooden volumes as if placed on top of each other. The houses are connected by a wooden staircase. Inside, the volumes are also connected by stairs. Downstairs there is a barn, on the ground floor & nbsp; – a living room, a small kitchen and a bathroom, and at the very top & nbsp; – a bedroom.
Almost all the furniture is built-in inside. This allows the most efficient use of a small area. The rooms are clad with pine planks, and the facades of the house are with recycled oak planks. Panoramic windows offer stunning ocean views and virtually blur the line between indoor space and the environment.