This Matte Black Cabin Was Built for Roughly the Cost of a Standard Sedan

This Matte Black Cabin Was Built for Roughly the Cost of a Standard Sedan

By Lucy Wang
A young architecture studio designs and builds a tiny, minimalist retreat in La Unión, Chile.

As one half of Chile-based Estudio Diagonal, engineer Juan Pablo Delgado saw an architectural opportunity in a forest that developers had left "abandoned." The site, which is tucked away near his parents’ house, has no vehicular access and only a couple walking paths, but its remote and wild feel (and its proximity to existing utility lines) inspired Delgado to buy the land and craft a minimalist, low-budget retreat with his partner, architect Sebastián Armijo.

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