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Fri 28.1.

‘Casa Guthrie’ by Assadi & Pulido (CL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.01.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

Situated on a a slope with 25% average gradient with an impressing belvedere toward the valley of Chicureo, a zone peripheral to the city of Santiago, this single family villa was designed by the Chilean architectural practice Assadi & Pulido. Instead of fullfilling the briefing of the commissioning real estate firm, which asked for a stylish dwelling with “façade”, the architects created a house without façade, a building to be developed from the street level downwards.

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

“The Guthrie house is not just the answer to a housing issue over a medium gradient site, but a critical reflection to the real estate system which final target is to sell “attractive” and at a “good price” houses, built by “goodwill architects”. In other words, sell fashion.”

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

to the Assadi & Pulido profile @ Architonic