Designed by Schmidt Architects, the Pigeon Loft (La Palomera) was inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s one-room Farnsworth House, and built using materials left over from previous Schmidt projects.

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

“The ‘La Palomera’ (pigeon loft) project arose from a number of coincidences starting a few years ago, when, after remodelling a floor of offices in Santiago we were left with 37 windows, they were 3.2 metres high with widths varying between 40cm and 120cm. Among them 15 were frosted glass and 10 were protex type hinged doors, in addition there was a kitchenette and a complete bathroom. We also took a box of focal lights, albeit not knowing what for, just to rescue them from the rubbish tip.”

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

The bathroom and kitchen are behind bookshelves at the rear.

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

I can defintely see myself reclined with a book, enjoying that view.

Beautiful spot.

See more from Santiago-based Schmidt Architects. Via ArchDaily.

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June 27, 2015

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