The Maitencillo House is Perfect for Seafaring

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 12, 2014
References: masfernandez.cl & dezeen
Mas Fernandez Arquitectos is the design firm behind the Maitencillo House, a single-storey residence located in the Chilean countryside. A vivid turquoise door provides a dash of color in this otherwise monochromatic asphalt-clad home.

Working with a limited budget, the architects chose a rectangular layout to maximize space. The architects explain, "The root of the project arises from basic geometric figure the rectangle, which allows a simple location of the house in the area, taking into account the orientation and the views."

The timber-planked interior contrasts nicely with the asphalt exterior, creating a distinctly nautical aesthetic. The vibrant front door opens into an open-concept kitchen, living and dining area, which is framed by a sliding glass door which opens towards the garden.