An Understated A-Frame Does Double Duty in Southern Chile

Situated near a nature reserve in Puerto Varas, this dwelling by Iván Bravo Architects combines private and public spaces in a structure that is both rural and contemporary.

Architect Iván Bravo’s team faced a unique challenge with a recent project: Create a structure that ’s at once public and private within a compact footprint. The building, located in a park on the edge of a nature reserve in Puerto Varas, Chile, needed to serve a residence for the park ranger, Aladino, and his wife, while also housing storage and an information center for visitors.

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Jessica Dailey
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Jessica Dailey is a Brooklyn-based editor, writer, and content strategist interested in where and how people live.


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