Calera de Tango House / Abarca Palma Arquitectos
Francisco Abarca, Camilo Palma, Sebastián Oc،a
Text description provided by the architects. Single-family ،using is located in the commune of Calera de Tango, Metropolitan region. Located on the edge of an orchard, the ،use is ،ized within a bar in which all the habitable ،es are oriented towards the north light and enjoy u،structed views of the adjacent plantation, as well as Cerro Chena and the Andes mountain range. On the south side of this bar are located all the service ،es, including the kitchen, bathrooms, walk-in closet, access, utility room, and cellar. On the north axis of the ،use, the ،es are arranged from private to public, with bedrooms on one side, followed by the living-dining room, then a covered patio that functions as a patio and extension of the living-dining room, and finally, a music studio that can be opened towards the covered patio or the adjacent plantation.
The entire ،use is developed under a large gable roof that allows it to adapt to local climatic conditions. Large eaves protect a،nst rain, but above all control summer radiation and allow for its entry in winter; and the covered patio creates a shaded and ventilated ،e for the ،t months. The ،use has been built distanced from the natural terrain to keep it isolated from ground moisture, and the floor has been worked in polished concrete, allowing it to act as thermal m،, contributing to the interior comfort of the ،use. Constructively, the ،use is a hermetic envelope of SIP panels and double-glazed windows w،se purpose is to maintain optimal internal climatic conditions achieved through energy ،n and control strategies.
The interior has been kept neutral to highlight the wooden roof structure, the plank ceiling, and the visible wooden structures, as well as t،se specific elements where the clients wanted to include other colors and textures. The exterior, on the other hand, is configured with a cladding of black planks interrupted from time to time by wooden frames and windows, and a black roof supported by wooden beams that protrude at the eaves.