Mountaineer’s Refuge by Gonzalo Iturriaga Arquitectos

Aug 11th
Another look at the beauty of the property during night time. Designed by Gonzalo Iturriaga Arquitectos. Photo Credit: Federico Cairoli

The design temporary was for a small cabin with a roof, kitchen, toilet and bed room – the requirements for resuming the mountain trek begun the day earlier than.

The proposal concerned constructing, by way of planes and angles, a construction that gives an entrance by way of its folds and exterior views by way of its cuts. Constructed round a central core of companies, the outside form and inside quantity are outlined by the folds.

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At one finish of the cabin is the bed room, together with a storage room for mountaineering gear. The opposite finish incorporates a sitting space the place the close by mountain attracts the attention towards the panoramic view.

The outside is completed in pine, metallic parts and movie home windows that carry out each structural and volumetric features.

The cabin rests on piles, making it a self-contained object suspended above the bottom. The constructing is ventilated on all sides; the updraft from the mountain offers airflow by way of a sequence of devoted openings.

That is the purpose of arrival and departure for the mountaineer’s treks. It’s not only a lookout and a shelter, however a particular place for contemplation and rest. It’s a true refuge.

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IA Architects was based in Santiago de Chile in 2010. The agency’s creativeness is fuelled by exploration of the relationships between buildings and landscapes.

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