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The Startling Windows of Casa Lucernas in Chile

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This house from 01 Arq has surprising window/skylights that jut upwards at irregular intervals – contrasting with its siting on very flat land.

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Casa Lucernas is located south of Santiago at the foothill of Cerro Chena, in Catemito, Chile.

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A surprisingly small, clean and simple layout echoes the minimalism of its architecture.

(The eight skylights are marked X)

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Its eight vertically extruded windows morph into skylights, creating the illusion of high ceilings.

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From inside you see just how the window/skylights create the sense of a much taller space. It is a bold and original idea.

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From the outside, these giant skylight window boxes also maintain complete privacy, with most of what is seen simply the interior wall.

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Here the intersection between the two ceiling heights interestingly creates the sense that there is a partial floor above.

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Glimpsed in the background through the boldly shaped deck are the bedrooms that have fully glassed walls on this side for the warm sunlight.

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From the opposite end, you can see the light from the bedrooms, and the master bathroom’s towering skylight over the shower.

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A rough grey stucco exterior is contrasted with a satiny finish on the white interior – like the contrast between the rough outside and the smooth inside of a shell.

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At dusk, this white interior is lit up.

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Throughout – lovely, clean, simple shapes are boldly outlined against the sky.

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2 Comments so far to “The Startling Windows of Casa Lucernas in Chile”
  1. pool builders in maryland Says:

    I'm a pool builder and service provider; i like your this post with great creative designs. thank you for these new windows ideas. :)

  2. West Orange Lumber Says:

    I love the clean lines of this design. The elements work flawlessly together!

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