Design studio the Andes House saw potential for an office system in an unlikely material.
The second-floor office is housed inside a rounded rectangle of concrete that the architect inserted on top of the old...
A work station in the couple's office.
Collaborating with Arauco, the Andes House tested the durability of cholguán by exposing it to liquid.
The 1950s desk in the office is from the original house; the chair is by Aksel, a Norwegian furniture company.
The ENSAMBLE Project, as the system is known, includes smaller panels for subdividing desks.