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Chilean cliffside house is one for the concrete connoisseurs

Chilean cliffside house is one...
Loba House measures 3.2 x 19.2 m (10.5 x 63 ft)
Loba House measures 3.2 x 19.2 m (10.5 x 63 ft)
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Loba House is located in the Coliumo Peninsula, Chile
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Loba House is located in the Coliumo Peninsula, Chile
Loba House overlooks the ocean
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Loba House overlooks the ocean
Loba House is narrow and looks a little like a concrete wall from a distance
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Loba House is narrow and looks a little like a concrete wall from a distance
Loba House is topped by a rooftop terrace area
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Loba House is topped by a rooftop terrace area
Loba House's terrace features a stair-like seating area
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Loba House's terrace features a stair-like seating area
Loba House overlooks the ocean
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Loba House overlooks the ocean
Loba House measures 3.2 x 19.2 m (10.5 x 63 ft)
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Loba House measures 3.2 x 19.2 m (10.5 x 63 ft)
Inside, Loba House measures a total floorspace of 70 sq m (753 sq ft)
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Inside, Loba House measures a total floorspace of 70 sq m (753 sq ft)
The interior of Loba House is divided by large concrete columns
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The interior of Loba House is divided by large concrete columns
Skylights provide additional daylight inside Loba House
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Skylights provide additional daylight inside Loba House
The interior of Loba House measures 70 sq m (753 sq ft)
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The interior of Loba House measures 70 sq m (753 sq ft)
Loba House's upper beams contain a small bedroom and desk area
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Loba House's upper beams contain a small bedroom and desk area
Loba House's interior is divided into six areas
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Loba House's interior is divided into six areas
An oculus provides additional daylight inside Loba House
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An oculus provides additional daylight inside Loba House
Loba House overlooks the ocean
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Loba House overlooks the ocean

Loba House, by Chile's Pezo von Ellrichshausen, is the kind of project that will probably only appeal to hardcore enthusiasts of unfinished concrete. Described as "more than a hut, but less than a house" by the firm, the compact dwelling overlooks the ocean in a Chilean nature reserve.

Loba House brings to mind Casa Brutale and doesn't really look like a house at all from afar, but could be mistaken for a wall. The home is topped by a rooftop terrace with a chimney and stepped seating area.

It's currently used as a vacation home and measures 70 sq m (753 sq ft). The interior consists of one large open space broken up by columns, and is spread over six stepped platforms which rise in height along with the hillside. It includes a living room, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, and a main bedroom. Integrated shelving and storage help maintain the minimalist look.

Additionally, large horizontal concrete beams located near the ceiling are accessed by ladder and contain a small secondary bedroom and a desk area. There are very few windows in the home, though glass doors and skylights increase the amount of light inside.

The interior of Loba House is divided by large concrete columns
The interior of Loba House is divided by large concrete columns

The home wasn't yet fully furnished when the photos were taken recently but even so, we can't see any amount of furniture softening the overall look of the unfinished concrete, which will make this one a love-it-or-hate-it kind of deal for most.

Those in the former camp will probably find a lot to like in the MeMo House and Konieczny's Ark too.

Source: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

2 comments
MarcelH
1st Impressions/thoughts coming to my mind : bunker,war,german,...built for tall soldiers.
Fairly Reasoner
Brick ----house.