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September 7, 2013
With its mild climate, endless surf, and amazing views of the Andes, Chile is an ideal destination for nature lovers. It also has a distinctly modern side, as evidenced by our following favorite houses and hideaways.
Modern sustainable house by the beach

Casa Cuatro sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, outside Santiago, Chile. The locally quarried stone makes the house blend in with the landscape and acts as a thermal-mass wall, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it through the evening. Photo by  Cristóbal Palma.

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Originally appeared in Tunquen Treasure
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Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio

Simultaneously rustic and space-age, the Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel in Pisco Elqui, Chile, would be an ideal environment for a night under the stars. From Taschen’s Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2. Photo by Rodrigo Duque Motta. 

Originally appeared in Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio
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Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio

WMR Arquitectos didn’t just build with wood—they incorporated trees on the grounds of the Surazo Hotel into the design in Matanzas, Chile. From Taschen’s Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2. Photo by Sergio Pirrone.

Originally appeared in Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio
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Hotel Antumalal, or “corral of the sun” in Spanish, is a masterpiece of Chilean design created by Jorge Elton, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Thanks to a recent renovation, the modernist retreat is as fashionable today as it was 61 years ago. Photo by Tuca Reinés.

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Originally appeared in Inside Chile's Hotel Antumalal
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Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs

These temporary residences on Easter Island, built by AATA Arquitectos, are prefabricated on the mainland before reaching their destination to ensure minimal impact on the environment. Lifted on pillars to further diminish interference with the natural terrain, each hut houses six people. From Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013.

Originally appeared in Rock the Shack: Cabin Love
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Modern sustainable house by the beach

Casa Cuatro sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, outside Santiago, Chile. The locally quarried stone makes the house blend in with the landscape and acts as a thermal-mass wall, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it through the evening. Photo by  Cristóbal Palma.

Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

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