Casa Casi Cubo by LAND Arquitectos

A beach house wrapped in a pavilion of pine wood on the coast of Chile.

The Chilean architecture studio was commissioned to create a home that made the most of its location in Punta de Lobos on the South Pacific Coast. Casa Casi Cubo – or the Almost Cube House – is named after its irregular shape, described the architects as an "abstract deformation of a parallelepiped volume".  A standard cuboid has been pushed and distorted to create an irregular single-story building with an angled roof that rises and falls like waves.  The ceiling heights in the main areas of the house were maximized by creating peaks in the pitched roof around the kitchen diner at one side, and the bedrooms at the other.