Stretching along the Chilean coast, reinforced concrete beams come together to create a striking, sculptural home.

The terrace by the pool is a great spot to watch the sunset.

Santiago–based architect Felipe Assadi has recently revealed one of his latest projects—House H. The remarkable 3,660-square-foot structure features a sequence of longitudinal and transverse beams coming together to generate a single sculptural piece, all while levitating over a slope. Scroll ahead to take a closer look at this cleverly designed dwelling.

The concrete beams support four walls, while also extending beyond to create massive, 23-foot-long cantilevers at both ends of the structure. As a result, the profile of the home looks like the letter "H" in the horizontal position, levitating on a slope.

The concrete beams support four walls, while also extending beyond to create massive, 23-foot-long cantilevers at both ends of the structure. As a result, the profile of the home looks like the letter “H” in the horizontal position, levitating on a slope.  

Courtesy of Fernando Alda Photo Studio



The walls and ceiling structure rest upon two longitudinal beams of the same length, which have been placed under the floor slab. The same four walls that support the ceiling extend past the floor slab to create the base level for the bedrooms on the south end of the house.

The walls and ceiling structure rest upon two longitudinal beams of the same length, which have been placed under the floor slab. The same four walls that support the ceiling extend past the floor slab to create the base level for the bedrooms on the south end of the house. 

Courtesy of Fernando Alda Photo Studio

“As always, we prefer to inhabit a structure instead of structuring a room,” says Assadi. “In this way, we consider the technical feasibility of a project as its actual design resolution; feasibility is not separate from project design. This means that before becoming a house, the project is its own structure.” 

A staircase and a ramp rise where the transverse structures meet the pool volume.

A staircase and a ramp rise where the transverse structures meet the pool volume.   

Courtesy of Fernando Alda Photo Studio

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