'2Y House' Has a Single Floor that Spans Several Vertical Segments

By: Joey Haar - Nov 15, 2016
References: sebastianirarrazaval.cl & archdaily
2Y House is a summer home that expands the definition of what constitutes a bungalow. When one thinks of a bungalow, what comes to mind is typically a single storey house that sprawls horizontally rather than rising vertically. Since 2Y House only has a single storey, it's technically a bungalow, but that single storey cover dozens of feet of vertical space, giving the residence the best of both options.

2Y House (so named because, when viewed from above, its layout looks like two 'Ys' merged at their bases) takes on its paradoxical status as bungalow thanks to its location. Built on the seashore outside the small town of Colico, Chile, 2Y House sprawls across rugged, hilly terrain. As such, its single storey follows the coastal contour and creeps down the hill rather than using stilts to stay level.