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?