Chalet C7 is in the Andes Mountains, 2,900 metres above sea level, and a few miles from Mount Aconcagua. The chalet overlooks the Inca Lagoon with the "Tres Hermanos" peaks in the background.

Chalet C7, Chile

"The project was organized as two superposed volumes inserted in the topography. Below, a strong stone body shelters the private areas of the house. This stone enclosure and its controlled openings absorb the variations of the snow level during winter, anchoring the refuge to the slope and its rocky surroundings. Above this stone podium, a lighter steel and glass structure merges in one single space the common areas of the refuge; dinning table, living room, kitchen, terrace. This flexible space is fully open towards the views to the north."

Chalet C7, Chile

The yellow building (above left) is the Portillo Hotel.

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Chalet C7, Chile

Architects: D R A A
Location: Portillo, Los Andes, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Collaborators: Heloise Gailing
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Erieta Attali

Via Shelby White.

Chalet C7, Chile

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