An Architect in Chile Transforms an Uninhabited Island Into a Hideaway for Friends and Family

An Architect in Chile Transforms an Uninhabited Island Into a Hideaway for Friends and Family

By Kelly Vencill Sanchez
A series of elemental cabins perch right on the water in the Chiloé Archipelago.

It was a dark and stormy night when architect Guillermo Acuña first glimpsed a narrow strip of land while looking for a place to dock his sailboat in Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago. When he got a closer look the next morning, he was intrigued by the changing landscape and its location on the Bay of Rilán, in the country’s southern region.

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