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

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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.

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(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.

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Photos by Cristián Izquierdo

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