Panal House offers a radical living experience and a unique way of living in a space that integrates interior and exterior, vertical and horizontal and embraces the power of the landscape. Located in the Quebrada Matanzas condominium in Chile, the villa designed by Estudio Dikenstein Arquitectos stands like a spectator captivated by the view of the Pacific Ocean; raised 90 metres above sea level it is a showcase of breathtaking views integrated into everyday life
An architecture overlooking the ocean, Panal House is a spellbinding spectator of the Chilean landscape - TimberOnWeb
In Panal House, the ocean, the moon, the sun, the stars, fire and earth become elements of an architecture that make you want to live in spaces that are fully immersed, sensitive to perceptions and willing to connect with their inhabitants
An ambitious construction due to its technical difficulties: the slope and height of the ridge on which the project is located, which presents substandard quality of soil and a 15-25 knot wind blowing from the south all year round. Structured with a mixed construction of exposed concrete walls set into the hillside, steel and wooden elements, the house seems to be suspended and succeeds in maintaining largely glazed façades. The project is made up of two separate levels, between them runs, through a 40-metre long red horizontal strip starting from the lower entrance. This design allows for the development of autonomous facades where both levels can benefit from the best views of the sea and hills
The outer layer of the façades is a rustic honeycomb wood structure, which acts both as a filter to protect the life inside the house from outside scrutiny and from strong winds and, at the same time, it generates an interesting spectacle of light and shadow that varies from season to season. As soon as the morning sun rises, this skin-shell allows the sun's rays to enter the house, pouring sunlight into every space. At night, it is the house that emanates its light through the cracks like a lantern, while inside it is reflected in every window.
Structure for the collection of recyclable materials. An interplay of wooden beams for extreme lightness