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2 Bedroom Metal/Wood Prefab Modular House, Chile







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Architecture: Dx arquitectos, Roberto Mercado and Diego Pitters
Bedrooms: 2
Area: 100 sqm (1076 sqft)
Collaborators: Laura Catra, Amalia Cabezas
Builder: Metalcop Ltda.
Materials: metal structure and wood
Photo credit: Pablo Blanco
Location: San José de Maipo, Chile
Project Year: 2017
Construction Year: 2018




Description by architects

This project responds to the need to build a 2 bedroom modular house for a couple in the town of San José de Maipo.

As key requirements, the need for flexible spatiality was established, which would enhance the views of the property and that the implementation of the modular house respond to a prefabricated system that minimized the work on site.

In response, a program with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a loggia and a living-dining room with an integrated kitchen is proposed. The program is developed in a volume that has its longitudinal faces with absolute transparency in the east-west direction.

As a construction method, 3 fully enabled modules are executed in Santiago, which were moved and assembled on the ground to shape the final volume.

The construction time in plant was 8 weeks and assembly, 3 weeks.

The approximate cost of the 2 bedroom prefab modular house is around 28 uf/sqm, VAT included.

High Horse Ranch Prefab Modular House, California






The living-dining-kitchen space and attached patio are the social center of the project and overlook the expansive southern view.

Construction
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Project: High Horse Ranch
Architect: KieranTimberlake
Main house area: 2,580 square feet
Two guest cabins area: 290 square feet
Year: 2016
Builder / General Contractor: Buckeye Construction, Moderna Homes
Location: Willits, California
Structural Engineer: CVM
Civil Engineer: Adobe Associates
Lighting Design: Sean O'Connor Lighting
MEP Engineering: Engineering 350

Awards

AIA California Council Merit Award
AIA Pennsylvania Honor Award
AIA Philadelphia Merit Award

Description by architects

How can we orchestrate an intimate experience of nature while treading lightly on wild terrain?

Accessible only by winding gravel roads, the site for High Horse Ranch in California's Mendocino County is full of steep slopes and open meadows. The owners were struck by the dramatic experience of approach and arrival, where the edge of a cliff falls away and reveals a panoramic view of the forested valley below. Accordingly, the design was driven by their early vision of the guest experience: a long, climbing drive; a short, shaded walk to a sheltered welcoming area; and then, upon entering the house and rounding a corner, taking in the view.

The design evolved from a concept of how guests would approach the site and experience nature first hand. The site features steep slopes and vegetated areas of open meadow, manzanita thickets, and forests of oak, Douglas fir, and madrone.

A main house overlooks the valley and two guest cabins are carefully perched on natural, undisturbed clearings in the woods. The two cabins are satellites tethered to the main house's center of gravity, sharing its material palette of reclaimed wood, cor-ten steel, and floor-to-ceiling glass. The cabins depend on the main house as a meal-time and social gathering place, but each offers guests unique vantage points and the privacy of a standalone bathroom, desk, covered porch, and fire pit.

The main house is organized around a central living-dining-kitchen pavilion used for socializing and a more private bedroom-study pavilion. These spaces are designed to keep residents immersed in nature, with rooms defined by natural clearings and trees instead of walls and windows.




Intrigued by the precision and innovative design of Loblolly House, the owners favored building techniques that would touch the site lightly and reduce construction waste. As a result, the design uses off-site modular construction throughout with varying degrees of fit-out. The main house is comprised of two primary and 11 secondary modules, while the guest cabins are made from single, mostly-completed modules craned into place and set onto concrete piers. The factory-built modules were carefully transported up winding roads and set in place without harming a single tree.