[highlight1] OUTside IN House [/highlight1]
Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio has designed the OUTside IN House in Chile. The design of Outside IN House consists in bringing the exterior materials to the interior. The materials carry ambivalent meanings of a vernacular form.
Worked with client to develop an environmentally responsive single family home comprised of local materials and vernacular forms. Much attention was given to properly siting the house in order to maximize day lighting, passive heating as well as water collection strategies.
- The Outside IN house is designed to bring the materials from the out side in. Materials carry ambivalent meanings in vernacular ways. On one-hand Outside IN houses are concerned with domestic and functional purposes.
- A HOME that thinks has Passive Solar elements in order to collect, store, and distribute solar resources for heating, cooling, and day lighting. Trombe wall is a sun-facing stone wall built from richer materials that can act as a thermal mass. The Roof works as a wind sail in order to flow the air in one direction and captured rain running water.
- The house features Passive Solar elements, which utilize the sun to collect, store and disperse solar power to run the household. Heating and cooling are solar power-run, and daylight illuminates the home thanks to ample and carefully positioned windows and skylights.
- The idea of this family home is the manifestation of the elements of nature, the abstract is to draw the textures of the background materials Patagonian OutSideIn from outside to inside. The roof was designed to let the strong winds that prevail in the Northwest (speeds exceeding 100kmh) For customers it was important the combination of different materials.
- The methods and materials were designed and selected according to the budgetary needs of the client and the geographical location where housing is built.
- The aim of making a home comfortable and suitable for the habitat needs of this family. An architecture should not fight against natural forces, but use them.
Fernanda Vuilleumier’s interests are not satisfied with the creation of a discrete object. Her work strives to harness relationships between nature, materials, structure and human perception that shape our understanding of built environments. Hypothetical work and experimentation expand upon theories of interconnectivity and inform the complex tectonic language of FVS and proposal for provocative environments.
Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio
The design of Outside IN House consists in bringing the exterior materials to the interior. The materials carry ambivalent meanings of a vernacular form. On one side Outside IN Homes are functional and domestic. A thinking-home has passive solar elements to contain, save, and distribute solar energy for diurnal warmth, cooling, and illumination.
A TROMBE stone wall is placed in front of the sun, made of materials that can act as a thermal mass. The roof functions as a wind sail to make the air flow in one direction and capture the rainwater.
[highlight1] Project Data [/highlight1]
Project name: OUTside IN House
Location: Lot A Ex-Huerto No. 133 N-4, Puerto Natales, Última Esperanza, Chile
- Type By Characteristic: Cabin / Hut, Traditional House, Green & Sustainable House
- Type By Site: Countryside / Suburb House
- Type By Size: Small House – (51 sqm – 200 sqm)
- Type By Structural: Plaster / Mortar / Masonry House
Materials: concrete, corrugated roofs Fierro 035, Lenga wood exterior frame
- Main structure concrete arming
- 80% concrete foundation pillars and concrete chain
- Partitions between lenga wood pillars clad in corrugated iron 60% to 40% ocv structural plates, thus carries a burning decorative coating tacos.
- 100% Structure roof beams outside coated with grooved irons.
- Inner light partitions beech wood coated on both sides with structural plywood Interior walls of tobacco.
Site Area: 5,084 sqm
Building Area: 1,433.32 sq.ft / 133.16 sqm
Mezzanine Area: 322.91 sq.ft / 30 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Cost: US$ 61,739
Completion Year: 2010
[highlight1] The people [/highlight1]
Client / Owner / Developer: Pablo Ascencio & Karin Figueroa
Architects: Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio – Pedro Montt 161, Puerto Natales, Chile
Builder: Marcelo Díaz, Puerto Natales – Provincia de Última Esperanza, Chile
Engineer: Abelardo Jara Jiménez – Guadalajara, México
Text Description: © Courtesy of Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio
Images: © Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio, Daniel Bruhin W.