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A Transparent Forest Home at Rupanco Lake


This amazing transparent house overlooking Rupanco Lake, Puyehue in Chile is by Squella Arquitectos.


The house truly blends so well into the surrounding trees so as to disappear entirely.


The roof of the house is entirely constructed of 4′ X 8′ plywood, and the posts separating the glass is similarly, just 4″ X 8″ posts.  architecture

The extremely transparent design makes you feel that you are simply sheltering in a forest glad by the lake.  architecture

Add to the transparency the extremely elevated ceiling, as if a canopy of trees is all there is far overhead.


With the glazing extending all the way up, the sky is your constant companion. architecture

The extremely minimal furnishings add to the sense that you are not really in a house. architecture

This is the dining table, barely interrupting the forest.

From here you are looking right through the living room.  architecture
At the far end, the simplest of wood stores blends in with the vertical quality of the posts and the slender tree trunks outside.

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Not shown, but seen in the plan, is a master bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms housing four children upstairs, above the kitchen.


The side wall of the childrens’ bedrooms can be seen above the kitchen on the left, revealing that this partial second floor is inset above the kitchen, so the upstairs portion is all within the large glass cube.

An extremely bold and well executed plan.

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One comment so far to “A Transparent Forest Home at Rupanco Lake”
  1. Richard Billy Says:

    I like this, looks like a nice place to kick back and enjoy nature at its finest.

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