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Located within the foothills of Santiago de Chile, the Marcelo Rios Home, with its magical views of the hills and a golf course, was constructed by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani for a former tennis participant. Working with the slope the construction sits on, the home is partially buried to respect and see the views of the surroundings from the house’s entry street.
The residence was constructed with two opposing sides: one that’s extra closed off to the road and the opposite aspect that’s utterly open with entry to the terraces and the backyard.
The outside is clad with uncovered concrete that’s had titanium dioxide added to it to assist whiten it.
The roof act as a big terrace and is roofed in synthetic grass so it by no means must be mowed, whereas the opposite, smaller roofs have pure vegetation.
The huge, slatted overhang on the open a part of the home supplies shelter from the solar and provides visible curiosity to the general design of the facade.
As you’ll be able to see, the inside is totally white to assist improve the brightness in the home with the daylight bouncing off of the surfaces. To assist break up the stark white, they used bone coloured ceramic tiles on the flooring.
Wait…. there’s the colour.
And right here within the theater room!
Pictures by Nico Saieh.