Zapallar House is a private residence designed by Sebastián Mundi + Antonio Mundi, and is located in Zapallar, a town and commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region of Chile. The home covers a total ground area of 310 square meters, and was completed in 2017.
The architects’ main intention was to incorporate the steep slope of the lot and the native flora of the hill into the architectural design. The property is located a mere 300 meters away from the sea, and is perched atop a hill, which means it enjoys stunning views over the ocean, as well as a refreshing seaside breeze. Being in such a perfect location was a privilege the architects wished to exploit to the utmost. As such, the home is intended to be a continuation of the landscape, so that the views can be enjoyed to the fullest.
Natural elements, such as green vegetation, pebbles, and stone surfaces, were used throughout the home in order to emphasize the connection to the landscape. The home is also pierced by numerous windows and balconies that allow an easy rapport between indoor and outdoor. In so doing, the home practically disappears into the landscape, only to reappear as a magnificent extension of it.