‘patio House’ by mathias klotz
‘Patio House’ is part of a group of three houses located on the Chilean slopes Cerro Manquehue, in the Lo Curro area. Mathias Klotz, an architect, was invited to complete this project. He centered the design around a patio. The structure was then extended across the landscaped area as a harmonious pairing of exposed and covered. concrete travertine stone. The Moreover, property holds generous openings across its facades to match the picturesque setting ahead and unfolds into ‘There are many spaces. [that] could be added or subtracted from the total, operating some large sliding doors,’ writes Klotz.
all images © Roland Halbe, courtesy of Mathias Klotz
Program-wise, architect Main spaces were located on one floor, with a garage and machine area on the ground. The house’s most distinctive feature is the patio. It houses an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and fish pond, which creates a peaceful atmosphere. A rooftop boasts a garden and a pool that takes advantage of the slope which runs along two axes. Moving indoors, ‘the windows in the living-dining area are completely displaced, leaving a spatial continuity that allows the house to be inhabited as a continuous terrace, where the boundary between the inside and the outside becomes blurred,’ He adds.
Last but not least, the house’s materiality splits into two main categories: exposed concrete across ceilings and walls and travertine stone cladding the indoor and outdoor floor surfaces. Adding a touch of warmth to the otherwise gray-toned backdrop of ‘Patio House’, wood appears as a complement material in doors, furniture, and book library.
‘Patio House’ frames generous views of the setting ahead
This house is part of a trio of houses located on the cerro fehlenhue chilean hills.
The design should be centered around a patio.
A fish pond brings calmness and peace to outdoor spaces