It is a house built on the top of a hill, and looking towards the mountain range. It is used mainly to accommodate foreigners and donors in general, who contribute financially to the conservation project, and who visit the park every year.
It mainly has 3 bedrooms, plus a central articulating space that corresponds to the living-dining room and kitchen.
The walls were made based on a reinforced masonry structure, and a roof made of recycled oak and laurel exposed wood, from old agricultural sheds. The ceiling of the main living room is characterized by the use of cladding bricks that improve the insulation of the roof and give the interior a warm aspect. Another particular characteristic is the use (in some sectors) of pavements based on blocks of recycled wood from old factories in Buenos Aires, evoking the old cobblestone streets.
Exterior cladding in flagstone of the area. Tiled recycled copper cover. Raulí wood windows and doors.
Building designed with a high energy efficiency standard, with a continuous thermal envelope, a solar energy system based on parabolic solar panels, and geothermal energy for indoor air renewal.
Conservación Patagónica Chile S.A.
Patagonia National Park, Cochrane, Aysén.
Francisco Morandé Ruiz-Tagle & Douglas R. Tompkins.
Matías Martínez & Gonzalo Gutiérrez.
Constructora Meza & Cía Ltda.
Linde Waidhofer, Douglas R. Tompkis & Francisco Morandé Ruiz-Tagle.