Casa Aguas Claras, Cachagua, CHILE

Located on a slope, in a peculiar and small "green valley" in the middle of the Chilean desert, the house plays the role of retaining wall between the upper level - the main access - and the lower one - the main open space of the house.
Every room opens onto the landscape towards the north, east and west side of the valley, being protected by the wall from the south wind and humidity.
Metallic roofs are placed upon the concrete wall. While the dining-living room is made of concrete, the bedroom and service "boxes" are made of local black painted pinewood.