Architects: SEARLE PUGA arquitectos
Location: Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Architects: Marcela Puga W., Juan Francisco Ossa B., Rodrigo Searle G.
Project Area: 3,518 sqm
Photographs: Nico Saieh
Structures: Enzo Valladares P.
Client: Inmobiliaria Sur Monte
The commission to develop apartments for specific segments in the housing market, required us to refine the look, collecting the experience from previous projects.
We generated units which, on two levels, allowed richer and more fluid spatialities, considering a limited but expandable program within itself, with noble materials and contemporary design.
The building overlooks República de Cuba Street on the west, it is also moderately open to the north and south, but generates a severe enclosure to the east, responding to the environment and minimizing the impact of neighboring buildings.
The units are contained in a box of 34 meters wide by 22 deep and 13 meters high, strung with vertical planes, which are joined at the top, structuring the units of the top two floors. The box rests on piers aligned and parallel to allow transparency at street level, from the public to the building interior.
Smaller apartments are split between floors 2 and 5, the largest ones are on the 6th and 7th floors, with independent terraces on their roofs and connected to a common pool.
A central open courtyard, of 6.5 x 6.5 m in plan and the entire height of the building, brings natural light into the peripheral circulation leading to each apartment. On one side, facing the elevators, a plane containing the staircase is discreetly perforated in memory of the bell tower of the Parish of Sagrado Corazón del Bosque, the neighborhood landmark and reference.