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Idea by

Gerardo Bambach, Nicolás Maturana, David Quezada, Joaquín Serrano

ARCADA

http://arcada.media

1926, Los Navegantes, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
ARCADA collective is an architecture practice which has developed competitions, selfmade publications and streaming transmissions. RADIO ARCADA has interviewed outstanding architects and artists —in a long format podcasts—, including Alfredo Jaar, Reinier de Graaf, Mark Wigley, Alexander Brodsky, MVRDV, Solano Benítez, Martino Tattara, Andrés Jaque, Keller Easterling, Renato Rizzi, Cecilia Puga, Smiljan Radic, Sebastián Adamo, among ot|hers (but not Alejandro Aravena).

Deck-construction


Demolishing privacy through an open window

Deck-construction


Demolishing privacy through an open window
An architectural intervention at the limits of public and private space
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Type of project
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New perspectives of public-private relationship are proposed by this 22 meter long deck that goes from the middle of the street until the end of the plot, passing over the sidewalk, through an old window, crossing the dining room, piercing an adobe wall with a new Matta-Clark alike opening, flying over the living room and across a rear window to end up at the backyard, the central part of the block and, by default, the most private place in the city.

Dividing the building in two demands a new use, one where people can walk freely in straight line, with the uncanny feeling given by this new hight, switching rooms with minimum effort and without doors.

The physical construction of the line is the real dilution of this ever-existing binomial: emerging from the house into the street is the only way of effectively disturb public space, seducing pedestrians to stop, look at the intimacy of the house through a succession of different rooms and even take a walk over this new hallway.



Resulting facade of an opened house

Deck over the dining room

New gap and old window, two ways of letting the deck pass through

Dancer over the deck at a party

Front view and section of the intervention

Deck-construction


Demolishing privacy through an open window

Deck-construction


Demolishing privacy through an open window
An architectural intervention at the limits of public and private space
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

New perspectives of public-private relationship are proposed by this 22 meter long deck that goes from the middle of the street until the end of the plot, passing over the sidewalk, through an old window, crossing the dining room, piercing an adobe wall with a new Matta-Clark alike opening, flying over the living room and across a rear window to end up at the backyard, the central part of the block and, by default, the most private place in the city.

Dividing the building in two demands a new use, one where people can walk freely in straight line, with the uncanny feeling given by this new hight, switching rooms with minimum effort and without doors.

The physical construction of the line is the real dilution of this ever-existing binomial: emerging from the house into the street is the only way of effectively disturb public space, seducing pedestrians to stop, look at the intimacy of the house through a succession of different rooms and even take a walk over this new hallway.



Resulting facade of an opened house

Deck over the dining room

New gap and old window, two ways of letting the deck pass through

Dancer over the deck at a party

Front view and section of the intervention


Idea by

Gerardo Bambach, Nicolás Maturana, David Quezada, Joaquín Serrano
ARCADA
1926, Los Navegantes, Providencia
Santiago
Chile
ARCADA collective is an architecture practice which has developed competitions, selfmade publications and streaming transmissions. RADIO ARCADA has interviewed outstanding architects and artists —in a long format podcasts—, including Alfredo Jaar, Reinier de Graaf, Mark Wigley, Alexander Brodsky, MVRDV, Solano Benítez, Martino Tattara, Andrés Jaque, Keller Easterling, Renato Rizzi, Cecilia Puga, Smiljan Radic, Sebastián Adamo, among ot|hers (but not Alejandro Aravena).