2Y House is a spacious wooden house measuring 350m² (3,767ft²). Located in Colico, Chile, the home was designed by Sebastián Irarrázaval in 2013.
The main objectives of the house are two. Firstly; that it integrates the forest in the daily experience of the user and Secondly; that it receives as much light and sun as possible during the entire day. For that purposes the program is fit in a 2Y letters diagram that creates not only double orientations for entering sun at different times of the day but also exposes the inhabitant to views that surround him. In other words, the extremely extended perimeter of the house and it bifurcations, in opposition to a compact organization, potentiates the experience of being, not in front of the exteriority, but within it. More specifically, of being among the sun and trees in a parietal relationship.
Additionally this shape also made possible to fit into the existing trees without having to clean the site.
— Sebastián Irarrázaval
Photographs by Felipe Díaz Contardo
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