In the quiet coastal overlook of Zapallar City, Chile, a new contemporary weekend home features a constant soundtrack of surf. The Rambla House by LAND Arquitectos is perched above the rocky Pacific coast, an inherently Chilean environment where the mountain meets the sea. It is an escape for its occupants, a place to get away and enjoy the country’s coastal nature and to leave the cares of the city behind.
The Rambla House by LAND Arquitectos is a pavilion-style home with three open sides facing out toward the Pacific. The rear wall features a mesh privacy screen that allows the occupants to have space to themselves at the end of the day. The structure is designed to emphasize exterior space, with floor-to-ceiling glass and sliding doors that turn the exterior patio into a psychological aspect of the home’s living space. That patio features a pool with its own view of the ocean beyond, completing the checklist of must-have weekend home staples.
The home also features direct access to the winding coast of Zapallar City. A pedestrian promenade snakes along the shore beneath the home, and the occupants can walk directly onto this promenade for breezy sunset strolls. To the side of the home, a yard provides space for play for the home’s youngest occupants and guests, including a trampoline for burning off excess energy. In total, between the promenade, the pool and the expanded outdoor spaces, Rambla House provides a strong connection with the outdoors that the home’s occupants may not have back in the city. It’s a success in pavilion design, a work that emphasizes the Pacific Ocean and coastal life in modern Chile. [architect: LAND arquitectos] [photographer: sergio pirrone]
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