Imagining This ‘Cabin’ On The Wild Coast Of Chile As An Okanagan Desert Escape

Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_08

With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, and sweet fuck all on Craigslist.

————————————————————

(via) Getting away from it all without having to surrender the comforting embrace of fine design is as much common thread in these posts as the desire to achieve as much either alone or with family. However, in the instance of this pinewood looker located off a wild beach in Chile, the magnetic draw is rather the notion of spending time with friends. Combining the anonymous spirit of the motel and the free-for-all nature of the cabin, architect Cristián Izquierdo, imagined the building as a holiday home for three couples who could either interact with other or retreat. A communal kitchen and common area anchor the interior and connect to three bedrooms. The latter open up to a shared promenade patio with incredible views of the South Atlantic. There are 72 panel doors on the exterior, all of which can be opened or closed to either reveal the entirety of the internal space or shutter whole sections off. If we could have the beautiful thing airlifted to BC, we’d want to set it down in the middle of the desert somewhere near Osoyoos, ocean-view be damned.

Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_09-1200x514Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_01 Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_02-1050x1575 Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_04 Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_05 Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_06 Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_10 Architecture_Cristian_Izquierdo_Casa_En_Morillos_11-1050x1273

Photos by Cristián Izquierdo

There are 0 comments

This Tiny Cabin for Beer Island, Please

With solar panels on its A-frame, the stilted construction has very little impact on its immediate environment and did not require building permits because of its diminutive size.

Spaced

The Norwegian Hideout of Our Dreams

This cool construction by TYIN Architects was built with the help of a group of students in just three weeks. Imagine the quiet within.

Spaced

Wanting This Concrete Cabin in Mexico Near a Tofino Beach

Designed by Aranza de Arino (and available on Airbnb), it's close to the big wave surfer's paradise of Puerto Escondido.

A Spartan Hideaway of Wood and Window

This minimalist, perspective-compressing 2016 home in Japan would suit an out-of-the-way slice of the Lower Mainland.