This Forest House Was Named Apolo 11: Can You Guess Why?
This "Casa Apolo 11, A Secluded Forest Home" is in the most beautiful location, surrounded by forests and nature. This tiny two story house sits in a deciduous forest on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile, and was designed by Parra + Edwards Arquitectos.
The tiny house is a simple rectangular box with architectural interest from the patchwork pattern of alternating glass and solid wall. Supposedly the tiny house was named for Apollo 11 because it was conceived to be like a ship that landed in a forest without touching it at any time and will undertake its departure, leaving the forest intact. No one but an architect would imagine that a house could be built in a formerly untouched forest with no impact, however with the largely transparent lower level, the more solid walled upper level does appear from some angles to be hovering like a spaceship. This tiny house is like nothing you've seen before, modern and spacious inside and surrounded by tree views. The car parking area of this tiny house is at a distance from the house. A wooden boardwalk leads through the forest to the tiny house. Approaching visitors to the tiny house are treated to a pretty good view of the interior thanks to a big window next to the front door.
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