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In Chile, a Sleek Modern Retreat for Humans and Horses

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All photos by <a href="">Nico Saieh</a> via <a href="">ArchDaily</a>
All photos by Nico Saieh via ArchDaily

It might not seem so, but this ultra-mod compound in Valparaíso, Chile comes with serious equestrian cred. Designed by Santiago-based architect Gonzalo Mardones Viviani, the retreat includes two structures built from blackened pine, steel, and glass. The first, named House 10, sits on a hill top and accommodates ten people in a sinuous interior punctuated by four courtyards and a large portico. The second structure, located lower on the terrain but overlooking the valley and paddocks, is called House 10+10. There, another sleek living quarters for ten people is adjoined to a 10-stall stable, bale rooms, and saddle room—is this the fanciest horse barn ever?

· Houses 10 and 10 + 10 / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani [ArchDaily]