XI Aysén - Chile
When you’ve had many houses in your life, you know very well what you want, and this client is an example of that. Her list of needs was very clear: she was looking for a simple and spacious house, with room for the loom and ceramics, and with very energy efficient. It was also she who challenged us to build a house with bales, something new for us and for the region. We worked together through the whole creative and learning process, resulting in a one-level house divided in half: on one side there’s a large central space, and two bedrooms on the other. The walls and roof were built with bales structured by special wooden frames that support the whole house.