Amazing house in Art Nouveau style
The amazing house with the talking name Walk the line, located on the river bank in the city of Ritoka (Chile), seems hovering in the dunes, between sleep and reality.
This project was implemented within the open city of the cultural corporation Amereida. For over half a century, the School of Architecture and Design at the Catholic University of the province of Valparaiso ennobles this place. And all this time on its base a small town with a unique, unparalleled experimental architecture is being built.
Roof-bridge - unsurpassed in its originality solution
Do not be deceived by the apparent simplicity of simple forms and straight lines of this strange and enchanting refuge.
Ground floor plan
The plan of the second floor
At the moment, this open city houses a lot of school staff and some of its students. It also houses one chapel, a cemetery, a theater, a music hall and many public buildings and structures.
House on stilts under the hospitable sky Valparaiso
In 2012, The Scarcity and Creativity Studio was invited to contribute to the development of the open city in the form of three architectural works. Walk the Line - one of them. It is a fully isolated small residential block with a bed, table and an open terrace.
Wooden decoration creates a feeling of warmth and comfort
The "House of the Craftsman" of the famous French modern architect Le Corbusier was the basis of this tiny shelter project.
Students-architects and other specialists often come here to study this unique experiment in architecture. Walk the Line kindly gives shelter to visitors for several nights.
When you want to spread your wings
The length of the wide board bridge over the residential block is 12.9 meters. One side of it rests on thin iron piles, the other on the house itself. The frame of the bridge withstands a load of 2.7 tons. At one end of the terrace you can admire the dawn in the dunes of the open city. At the other end, at the appointed hour, you can see the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
A quiet place where you can live in harmony with yourself
And would you like to build such a house in your dacha? We will be glad to know what you think about it!