The untainted wide open retreat Casa LLU is settled in rich foliage inside the backwoods of an especially blustery piece of Chile, the Los Ríos District. The task was structured by Santiago-based Cazu Zegers, the designer behind a progression of striking Chilean living arrangements, for example, the hemispherical cement Casa Do (2000) and the timber box-on-stilts that is Casa Esmeralda (2014). The as of late finished Casa LLU pursues the convention of the last with its wooden, crisscrossing structures cutting a solid, balanced figure inside the rich scene of southern Chile.
The house was structured as a country estate for a family, its all-inclusive relatives, and companions, so it ranges a huge 750 sq m. Intended to be both associated with nature and effectively open for wheelchair clients, mulling over one of the relatives that has specific portability necessities, the vast majority of the house is structured on a solitary dimension, with inclines and enormous entryways incorporated where required.
The primary floor is ruled by a liberal open-plan living space that extends normally outside; physically, through patios and outwardly, through huge wraparound segments of coating that help keep up a steady discourse among inside and outside. Parallel wings are connected to this focal volume and contain the family rooms and restrooms, got to circumspectly by means of covered entryways.
The draftsman’s plan language intentionally blends neighborhood vernacular (the house draws on the customary shed of southern Chile) with contemporary references, for example, the North American space. Overwhelmingly a wooden development, the modeler utilized reused timber, (for example, oak, rauli, coihue and shrub) taken from old nearby sheds and houses, improving the structures feeling of spot and character.
‘Through a solitary moderate structure, this work turns into a contemporary exchange with the scene’, says Zegers, ‘featuring and improving its huge excellence and extent.