BYL Houses

The BYL Houses are located on the highest buildable area of the slopes on the south side of Cerro Manquehue. This hill is located on the east side of the city, 1,638 meters above sea level, rising as the highest peak in the Valley of Santiago.

In its natural state the 5.200 m2 plot is characterized by its steep slopes, of which were altered partially and leveled prior to the project to locate a house, an internal road, an area for a swimming pool and trails that connect these spaces.

The assignment consisted of reforming and taking full advantage of the existing structure of the house, to build two new and independent houses of 440.50 m2 in total, for two families. For this purpose, it was decided to use as a reference concrete structural walls of the first floor, which served as the main guideline for the requirements of the project. The second floor and everything else was demolished.

The biggest challenge was to give each house independence from the other. In that sense the initial decision was made to divide the construction into two parts, eliminating the old access hall, leaving it as an exterior air mattress between both constructions and which, in turn, would function as an acoustic insulator.

From that, the west wing with the sleeping area and the east wing with the living, dining and kitchen area was constituted. Both went on to form the base and first level of each of the houses.

The west house is configured by a volume of three floors, while the east house is located longitudinally with respect to the land, forming a rectangular building of two floors. The latter extends in its length protruding from the other house, in order to build its main access and expand the surface of the common areas.

On the first floors the material used for the construction was the exposed concrete. The upper levels were structured with beams and pillars where wood and steel are combined.
The main views of both houses naturally look down the slope of the hill to the south, where you can see the entire valley of Santiago. Controlled and skylight inputs are projected in the spaces facing this orientation.

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Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, Wood Railing, and Metal Railing. Main access - L House Photo  of BYL HOUSES

Main access - L House

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Concrete Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Front view - L House Photo 2 of BYL HOUSES

Front view - L House

Modern home with Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, and Metal Siding Material. Front view - BYL Houses Photo 3 of BYL HOUSES

Front view - BYL Houses

Modern home with Living Room, Sectional, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, and Table. Common area - L House        
Living room /Dining room /Kitchen Photo 4 of BYL HOUSES

Common area - L House
Living room /Dining room /Kitchen

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Concrete Siding Material. Front view - B House Photo 5 of BYL HOUSES

Front view - B House

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, and Metal Siding Material. Side view - B House Photo 6 of BYL HOUSES

Side view - B House

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Bookcase, End Tables, Ceiling Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, Coffee Tables, Recessed Lighting, and Console Tables. Living room - B House  Photo 7 of BYL HOUSES

Living room - B House

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. View to Santiago valley - B House Photo 8 of BYL HOUSES

View to Santiago valley - B House

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material. Side view - B House Photo 9 of BYL HOUSES

Side view - B House

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Metal Siding Material. Side view - B House Photo 10 of BYL HOUSES

Side view - B House

Site - BYL Houses Photo 11 of BYL HOUSES modern home

Site - BYL Houses

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BYL Houses

Architect
Builder
  • BYL
Photographer
  • Pablo Casals Aguirre
Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 5
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 4741.5
  • Lot Size
  • 55972.3