Creative mastermind Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects put together this contemporary Chilean residence, with a main focus on prefabrication. This Caterpillar Residence was built with prefab parts in mind; based off of shipping containers. Multiple modules sit hillside, with portions residing at angles and slopes that would otherwise have been leveled or built around.
Retaining walls were placed, containers laid, and the rest began to fall into place as far as construction is concerned. Ventilation was a huge portion of the build out process, and a wrap was used to join all parts and still provide a breathable exterior. A plethora of glazing is utilized to create a cohesiveness between the different modules, and inexpensive materials that will age and patina nicely were also chosen for their low maintenance qualities. A perfect space on the hillside of Lo Barnechea, Santiago de Chile.