Architect Cristián Izquierdo Builds a Multifamily Complex—and Instant Community—in Santiago

Architect Cristián Izquierdo Builds a Multifamily Complex—and Instant Community—in Santiago

To build a home for his family in the heart of the city, the designer gathered some friends and put a new spin on communal living.
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You might have glimpsed the three thirty-something couples laughing and strolling through the Santiago, Chile, district of Las Condes over the last few years. They would invariably steer toward the French restaurant Baco, where the conversation always took a turn toward brainstorming: Will our front patios be partitioned off, or will the kids be free to run between them? Should we enclose the upstairs landings?

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