This Striking Black Cabin in Patagonia Offers Refuge Across All Seasons
Natural materials and prefab construction make this remote structure durable and adaptive
Located high in the mountains of southern Chile, on the edge of the Andes, reaching into Patagonia, sits a modest black cabin designed by architect Felipe Lagos, principal of Santiago-based studio Tu Croquis.
Set atop pilars as to not disturb the environment, the minimalist design is created by a series of modular units stacked and set side-by-side, forming a central living unit bookended by two covered, open-air buffer zones locally known as “chiflonera,” which help regulate temperates in a region known for extremes.
With a painted black wood exterior, steel frame (for fire-proofing and added weather resistance), light wood interior and A-frame styled second level, the modest family cabin designed as a family escape by and for Lagos is a beautiful example of considered architecture that wows without any unnecessary, over designed elements.
Once again, less is more.