Photographs Projects Photographs: Felipe Díaz ContardoArchitect In Charge:Sebastián IrarrazavalCollaborators:Macarena Burdiles, Alicia ArgüelesStructural Engineer:Felipe CardemilConstruction:Jorge IbacacheClient:Pablo AlbornozCity:ColicoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. The main objectives of the house are two. Firstly; that it integrates the forest into the daily experience of the user and Secondly; that it receives as much light and sun as possible during the entire day. For that purpose, the program is fit in a 2Y letters diagram that creates not only double orientations for entering the sun at different times of the day but also exposes the inhabitant to views that surround him. In other words, the extremely extended perimeter of the house and its bifurcations, in opposition to a compact organization, potentiates the experience of being, not in front of the exteriority, but within it. More specifically, of being among the sun and trees in a parietal relationship.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoAdditionally, this shape also made it possible to fit into the existing trees without having to clean the site.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoRegarding the materialization of the project, timber was chosen not only because it is a local material that could anchor the house to the place by affiliations with the natural and the cultural, but also because the wooden structures, in opposition with other kinds of material ensembles, are naturally built using infinite linear elements that as a result, resemble the sense of infinity that is present in forests and could enter in a sort of vibration with the exterior. In this respect, the structural and the architectural plans were done simultaneously and in a permanent conversation. In the end, it is hard to distinguish one from the other.With regard to the relation with the ground, the above-mentioned 2Y diagram negotiates the slope in different manners. Sometimes it underlines and rests upon the ground and others it contrasts with the soil, stressing the artificiality of the architectonic body.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoWith respect to the exterior treatment of the skin, the objective was to create a constant vibration with the mostly green exterior that, as it is well known, can be achieved using a red color.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoProject gallerySee allShow lessGharfa Installation / Studio Studio StudioSelected ProjectsBotha’s Halte Primary School / Meyer & Associates ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz Contardo+ 49Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” Architects: Sebastián Irarrázaval Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSebastián IrarrázavalOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColicoIcebergOn InstagramChilePublished on February 13, 2021Cite: “2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval” 13 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.