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This Daredevil Concrete House Pays Homage to Le Corbusier

Photos by Marcos Mendizábal via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/gubbins-arquitectos-casa-mirador-valparaiso-chile-08-14-2015/">Designboom</a>.
Photos by Marcos Mendizábal via Designboom.

We're big fans of #LuxeBrutalism here at Curbed, so imagine our delight when we came across this fabulous oceanside house in Valparaíso, Chile. Designed by Victor Gubbins Browne of local firm Gubbins Arquitectos as a sort of tribute to Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye and other Brutalist works by the French architect, Casa Mirador (as this house is known) alights on a cliff like a natural formation all its own. Floating on a podium-like base, the house's main volume is square in plan, with windows looking out in each of the cardinal directions to provide optimal Pacific Ocean views (natch). Inside, open-plan living spaces are the name of the game, and exposed concrete walls and floors lend the whole affair a look that's both polished and aptly Brutalism-at-the-beach.


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