TH House

TH house is located at a 5000 sqm plot in Chicureo, close to Santiago de Chile. The house is designed by requires of use of laminated wood as the main structural material.

© Nico Saieh

The plan is organized in 356 sqm, distributed on the ground floor, located so as to conquer a large portion of land in a place with minimum slope, without any presence of trees. The house is divided into two main volumes - service and rooms - connected by a higher central space where the lobby and the living room is located. 

© Nico Saieh

The house is built on a plot of agricultural origin with expansive clay, so the foundations are pulled back under a cantilevered slab of 1.5 meters to protect them. A system of pillars of laminated wood with a width of 56 x 13 cm is placed onto the reinforced concrete slab, arranged in opposite directions, braces and supports the large laminated wood beams of 1 meter high and 30 meters long. These beams are arranged in such a way to balance cantilevers over 5 meters at its ends.

The roofing is constructed by a series of laminated wood beams spaced apart one meter each, the inclined height is taken depending on the interior spaces, incorporating a series of skylights that provide natural light. The walls are all wood structure with tongue and groove and painted wood siding by both side, with a series of high standard heat insulation, preventing thermal bridges. The exterior walls are built of 20 cm thickness.

Architect:        SUN arquitectos, Juan Eduardo Salinas
Colaborator:        Balazs Rose
Area:            356 sqm
Construction:          Constructor ETK, Lamitec
Project year:         2014
Construction year:     2015
Photographs:        Nico Saieh

Material suppliers:
Laminated wood structure – Lamitec
Wood siding - Lamitec
Plasterboard – Volcanita
Wood-Alu windows – Tecma
Wooden floor – AB Kupfer
Alu-zinc roofing – Villalba Aceros
Lighting – Phillips