Compact Home From Sergio Araneda, Casa Maiz
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Compact Home From Sergio Araneda, Casa Maiz

From architect Sergio Araneda, you are looking at “Casa Maiz”, a project located in a small forest in Los Pinos, Reñaca, V Región. Two things defined the design strategy of this place. On the one hand the owners and developers wanted a house that could receive a person or two, without the closure of other units, and secondly a house that had the capacity to receive the numerous family of the owners. The result was a “compact volume that generates concentric forces, and from that inner core faces freely and smoothly with the exterior and main sights”. This home may be very practical, but we rarely enjoy seeing compact houses, as they lack the warmth a and spacious feel a wider home has to offer. What do you think of this place?

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2 comments

  • chris March 13, 2010 at 07:08 AM Login to Reply →

    Amazing design..Your web is very complete.thank you

  • [...] Located in the small forest of Los Pinos, this is a compact house that misses the open, spacious comfort of the larger homes.The name of the building is Casa Maiz and was developed by Sergio Araneda. However, the house has a concentric shape enabling it to receive large families of the owners. The house looks simple and elegant from the inside with the upper floor possessing sliding glass windows to enjoy the view outside. A neat sit-out for an evening tea and plenty of greenery outside the house make it a comfortable place for those who want to move away from the noise of the city into the sounds of the forest. The upper walls are mostly made of wooden frames while the lower walls are concrete blocks.via frehome [...]