The crimson dwelling, nestled in the Chilean commune of San José de Maipo, is composed of four modules stacked to form a cube-like structure.

Immediately striking for its scarlet hue, this 936-square-foot home by Santiago–based Felipe Assadi Arquitectos takes the form of a solid cube with part of its mass subtracted to create a double-height entrance terrace and a sloping roof.

In the rural, mountainous section of the San José de Maipo commune in Chile's Cordillera Province, houses are commonly set within plots as large as 58,920 square feet.

In the rural, mountainous section of the San José de Maipo commune in Chile’s Cordillera Province, houses are commonly set within plots as large as 58,920 square feet. 

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The distance between homes in the area allowed architect Felipe Assadi to make a grand gesture by painting the two-level house bright red to complement the intense green of the surrounding trees, and to "activate the relationship between the landscape and the project through contrast."

The distance between homes in the area allowed architect Felipe Assadi to make a grand gesture by painting the two-level house bright red to complement the intense green of the surrounding trees, and to “activate the relationship between the landscape and the project through contrast.” 

Courtesy of Fernando Alda

The openness and lightness of the design has the effect of drawing the expansive plot into the overall design scheme.

The openness and lightness of the design has the effect of drawing the expansive plot into the overall design scheme.

Courtesy of Fernando Alda

See the full story on Dwell.com: This Modular Home in Chile Has Us Seeing Red—in a Good Way

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