We usually see the exterior of a building first and it is very easy just to look at this and confine one’s appreciation to the facade. This can lead to a very superficial understanding of buildings, particularly where the discussion is mainly about whether one likes the forms and the decoration. This Contador-Weller house was designed by architects Riesco + Rivera Arquitectos Asociados in Tunquén, Casablanca, Chile. In a place and in a time, where one of means, almost conditions “sine qua non”, to accede to the prestige of the contemporary in architecture, consists of the execution of projects of uni-familiar residences that show a generous dimension in surface, and a conventional program corresponding to a certain social level, next to an originality assured in good part in its high cost by square meter, that must approach – if it is the same – tried to be recognized the cost unit of surface of an automobile of certain category.
The architects says “Our work has been directed to explore the possibilities of constructive statements system through small changes to the design details and technical specifications that we can improve his grades and succeed in lowering prices of their costs adaptation to the reality of a developing country like Chile. In this case, the Canadian-built system.”