Montlag House

Each season of the year has its own special features, particularly as far south as this, where the contrasts between seasons are particularly striking. In winter, the snow-topped Cerro Catedral stands out above the surrounding landscape. In summer its presence is diminished and your gaze moves off towards the depth of Lago Gutierrez. The house unfolds in such a way so as to capture both of these focal points.  

The rooms rotate adjusting to the landscape they look out on, and the composition of the framing of the landscape shifts depending on your location. Spaces are organized and articulated both by their views of the surroundings and by how they capture sunlight. This logic determines the shape of the house. A solid stone block established the limits of our gaze, and creates a counterpoint between architecture and nature.