Presented project, titled Casa CML, which was built in close collaboration with architect Arturo Chadwick, lies on the hillsides of Hacienda los Aromos, close to Limache. First and foremost, creating a low budget plan during the design process was an important factor for the clients and the architects, therefore all the conscious decisions contributed to the implementation of an aesthetically pleasing house with maximum efficiency.
The building features four winged volumes, which separate the living spaces while still connecting them at one point. The construction, despite the unique cross-like shape, perfectly fits in the immediate surroundings of the middle-west Chilean landscape, taking place on the gentle uphill of the countryside. “The volume is placed on a flat spot at the upper part of a gentle slope, so that the 3,40m interior height turns into a lofty space once the slope increases and therefore foundations get lower,” the architects described.
Ricardo Torrejon and Arturo Chadwick also paid close attention to every detail of the inside. They created a quality interior all over the house. As for the main elements used for the interior and exterior, the wall cladding is made out of stained pine and all floors are white stained in-place-polished concrete.
“The main structure is 2x4” pine lumber in addition to some steel reinforcements made out of standard tubes that help preventing wood deformations. We designed a 4 meter wide bay, which allowed us to roof the whole structure using just commercial standard 2x8” pine lumber joists,” clarified the studio. The layout of the rooms was mainly arranged on one level. The ground floor features the space for living, while the second floor consists of one multifunctional space. The spacious home also features an inclosed garden space, which creates a sensation of nature, while entering the building. By incorporating all these quality elements, Casa CML causes to be a great example of contemporary living.