Studio Selva

Studio Selva

Amsterdam, NL


Casa Tumán

Casa Tumán is a private villa in the central coastal region of Chile, designed and built by Amsterdam-based office Studio Selva with mostly locally sourced materials.

The villa is in fact a tailor-made surfer's holiday home, with a layout and materialization vaguely referring to chilean farmhouses. The small floorplan of 50 m² has been laid out in 6 modules: four bedrooms, one bathroom and one kitchen module. Each bedroom has an independent access to a generous roofed terrace, conceived as a shared common space; as a living room with a magnificent view of the sea. The post-and-beam wooden construction with strawbale infill walls and clay-plaster creates an excellent indoor climate in this humid region.

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Status: Built
Location: Puertecillo, Chile
Firm Role: Architect, builder