The central courtyard with a glass roof not only complements the industrial style of the warehouse residence with its large windows encased in dark steel frames but it also brings in a flood of natural light that filters through into every room of the elegant house.
Unused historic buildings warehouses factories bunkers galleries churches and various public and private venues when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover their newly-built modern contemporaries those of the concrete glass and steel variety can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
While the exterior of the house was largely left untouched in terms of style it is the interior that got a major facelift with a breezy open living area and a chic neutral color scheme. Rough industrial surfaces of the old home were largely done away with while a few features such as the concrete block fireplace in the living room were retained.
As with the home above the residence below features a shingled roof a popular choice for traditional stucco homes. A tropical vibe is created by the white stucco of the home below the minty color of the shutters (which mirrors the deep blue-green of the pool) and the palm trees that surround the house.
The horizontal plane of this modern roof structure acts to cover a beautiful bright and spacious pavilion setting that overlooks the surrounding Andes mountain ranges and Santuario de la Naturaleza Valley. Set in Las Condes Santiago in Chile and designed by Max Núñez Arquitectos the pavilion is a space for repose and respite providing a reassuringly tranquil haven.