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Argentina Mountain House Takes Job Literally with Craggy Roof

Surrounded by lakes and the lofty peaks of the Andes Mountains, the CS House by Alric Galindez shows just how literally architects look to the environment for inspiration. Constructed of cypress boards of varying widths, the house features floor to ceiling windows on its lake-facing facade and sits on stilts to accommodate the rough terrain. But without a doubt the property's stand-out feature is the a-symmetrical upper-story and roofline, meant to "mimic the setting sun on the nearby peaks." And it's true. In daylight the house looks like your standard glassy, contemporary mountain chalet. But turn on the lighted interior and wait for dusk: both the mountains and the craggy rooftop come alive.

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