The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

The Ranco House is a distinctive private residence in the border of the Ranco Lake, 900 kilometers outside Santiago, capital of Chile.  The house is surrounded by striking landscape and astonishing views of the nearby natural environment.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados designed a family holiday house that is not intimidated by the excessive beauty of nature; instead they created a building that embraces nature in an effortless yet graceful manner whilst it gives the house a rare sense of belonging and a timeless feel.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The design of the Ranco house was based on key factors such as local building typologies and extreme climatic conditions (heavy rainy winters and very hot summers).

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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Moreover, the site presents a complex topography that Elton+Léniz Arquitectos not only respected but were highly inspired by it so as to eventually integrate it into the design of the house. In this way the house grows to be part of the landscape while it  forms a dialogue with the existing setting.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco residence embraces the surrounding landscape in various ways. Firstly with its shape; the residence is built around a large rock cliff and a number of native old trees, making them an essential part of the overall design scheme.This intervention resulted to the final design of the house, therefore we have these separate volumes that are connected by a bridge; this is where form follows nature.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The architects thoroughly selected a range of materials and colors that are relevant to what is already there. Both externally and internally, natural materials such as local stone and wood dominate the material palette while they enchance the relationship  between landscape and architecture.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The interior of the house is equally stunning, very carefully designed and well-executed. The internal spaces feature high timber ceilings while grand openings frame amazing views of the surrounding landscape where nature penetrates most of the residence’s rooms.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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Elton+Léniz Arquitectos welcomed nature into the Ranco house and crafted an exemplary residence that is highly sophisticated and well-appointed yet remains simple and unpretentious.

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

site plan ©Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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The Ranco House by Elton+Léniz Arquitectos Asociados

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Words: Ivi Vassilopoulou

 

 

 


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