Designed by architect Cristián Izquierdo this remarkable House in Morrillos Chile is made entirely in pinewood. In a seasonal cabin constructed to accommodate up to three couples the exposed expansive pinewood offers a clean verging on sterile environment. And yet the result is both inviting and engaging.
A series of succulents and air plants add to the green goodness here and it is flooding and sliding glass doors that ensure light passes freely from one room to another. The two-story building with curved wooden roof also captures warmth during winter months while a void inside the structure allows for passage of cool breeze on hot days.
Sitting in between the horse stables and the training and exhibition field the cantilevered design of the three structures also allows for free passage of traffic below. The first volume acts as the roof for the main terrace while the second houses the bedrooms. It is the third volume that contains the guest bedrooms and other social spaces.
The large modern residence is as polished on the outside as it is on the inside. A careful blend of black and white shapes the exterior of the house with a wooden box-style extension adding textural contrast.
Using pinewood in this smart residential project Jersey City-based Jeff Jordan Architects created a well-ordered bright and spacious interior. The pinewood’s visual impact is both soothing and serene. As a result the project offers a clear-cut example of pine’s efficacy in creating clean modern and aesthetic spaces.