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Nautical Asphalt Homes

The Maitencillo House is Perfect for Seafaring

— May 12, 2014 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Nautical-inspired Home Design - Asphalt exteriors, vibrant front doors, and timber-planked interiors can create unique nautical aesthetics, perfect for seafaring and beachfront properties.
2. Maximizing Space with Basic Geometric Figures - Designing single-storey rectangular layouts can help in maximizing spaces even with a limited budget.
3. Mixing Contrasting Materials for Unique House Designs - Pairing contrasting materials, like asphalt and timber, can create distinct house designs and enhance the aesthetic appeal of any home.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Design firms and architects can experiment with contrasting materials and explore basic geometric shapes, like rectangles, to create innovative and aesthetically pleasing house designs.
2. Real Estate - Developers can explore nautical-inspired designs and capitalize on beachfront properties to attract potential buyers and offer unique home designs.
3. Construction Supplies - Manufacturers of construction supplies can explore opportunities in offering new and unique materials that can be paired together to create contrasting house designs.
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