Split House by Hsu-Rudolpy Arquitectos
The Split House brings independence between Adults and Youth spaces.
Hsu-Rudolphy Arquitectos presented a project which is a Vacation House, of approximately 270 sqm, on the edge of Lake Rupanco, Chile.
The main requirement was that the adult area to be separated from the children’s area as much as possible.
The proposed solution has two different volumes, the Adult and the Youth.
These were connected by a gallery, that also serves as the main entrance to the house.
All the enclosures have unique lake views
It was requested that all the rooms had views of the lake. The land in which the project is located is very thin so it was not possible to arrange the enclosures parallel to the lake.
One volume was proposed after another but displaced enough to leave both with a view towards the lake and the Osorno volcano.
Geometry – How to wrap the program with the minimum surface
The proposed geometry or volume is the result of wrapping the house trying to use the least surface covered walls.
The place where the project is located is difficult to access. It was decided to work with local workforce and with a known construction system.
The structure is wooden, standing 2×4 rights, and 2×8 beams. Punctual steel beams were used to solve the larger light