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Chilean Coastal Holiday House Expands on a Budget

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A cheerful holiday house in the seaside holiday town of Huentelauquén on the Chilean coast achieves a lot on a budget.

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The clients brief had two main requirements. First, that House W cost no more than $500 per square meter.

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And second that it protect against the very strong coastal winds in the region.

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The plan was thus very simple and compact, with just a narrow roofed-in strip of conditioned space.

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Behind the house, between two spacious open air corrals in the back, is the parking area.

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A wind sheltered corral is created behind the public living area, a high walled courtyard.

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The corral thus becomes an extension of the living room area, that enlarges the living space at virtually no cost.

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Behind the bedrooms is a second walled corral, with just sand for its floor and the sky as its ceiling.

This second one is designed to accommodate tents for grandchildren to camp in safety.

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This way, large family gatherings are possible, because up to three pairs of grownups can be accommodated in the three bedrooms.

All of the children can camp in tents in the enclosed space behind the house.

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The ample kitchen and dining area is well able to accommodate an extended family.

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The sand is not only an economical flooring, but creates the very relaxing sensation that you are right on the beach.

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No fuss construction met the budget, while being elegant in its simplicity.

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The entire sea front of the house is one huge deck.

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By limiting the enclosed space to a simple strip between the deck and the two sand corrals, the architects were able to meet the financial challenge with a graceful design.

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