Describing projects that are simple and stunning is easy, you say: “this project is simple and stunning.” But this terse testimony isn’t very exciting for people that want to learn more about the project. So this simple and stunning project is Casa D designed by WMR Arquitectos. Built on a bluff overlooking the ocean in Matanzas, Chile, the blocky massing of the beach abode is made more dynamic by the composition of the cut-outs on each exterior face. The interior creates more dynamic spaces by cutting the upper floor diagonally in half, leaving half open and enclosing a bedroom and bathroom in the other half. So even though the organization and the origination of the plan are straightforward, the volumetric experience is unique. Part of that experience is the incredible view out of the windows, and this house does not distract the gaze or diminish the view of folks lucky enough to find themselves inside this place.
So maybe it’s not simple, but it is stunning.