SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia
and Gabriel Rudolphy

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SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Chilean architects Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy designed this house in Santo Domingo as a cluster of prefabricated modules.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Each module is arranged at a perpendicular angle and some are stacked on top of one another, creating rooms with standard dimensions on two floors.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Named SIP Panel House, after the insulated structural panels that make up its walls, the house is clad with wood on only its north and south-facing elevations.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

The largest windows are arranged across the western facade, which faces out towards the ocean. A series of small modular pathways and terraces slot into the corners around the house and are also covered with wooden panels, plus residents can climb up onto a wooden deck on the roof.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

If you're interested in buildings with prefabricated elements and modular components you can see a few more we've published here.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Photography is by Felipe Fontecilla, apart from where otherwise stated.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Above: photograph is by Alejandro Soffia

Here's some more explanation from the architects:


SIP Panel House
Santo Domingo, Chile 2011

Built with SIP panels (Structural Insulated Panels), this house is conceived as an attempt to rationalize this construction material and achieve a maximum optimization of its structural and dimensional qualities. The totality of the house was configured with two kinds of components: wall panels (122 x 244 x 11.4 mm) and split-level panels (122 x 488 x 21 mm). In just 10 days, 71 wall panels and 40 split-level panels were built. The loss of material was negligible.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Through the configuration of spatial modules comprised of two wall panels and two split-level panels, inhabitable spaces measuring 6 square meters were built. These spaces are the result of multiplying these volumes along the length of their transversal axis according to standard surfaces of use. The house is comprised of the sum of these different spaces.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

The spaces are grouped according to traditional programmatic similarities, and are united by a central circulation system. The principal rooms are clustered toward the north, in the quest for an ocean view. The panels exposed on the exterior are fashioned as terraces on the second and third floors.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Above: photograph is by Josefina López

The eastern façade of the house, close to a neighbor, is more closed-off, and the western façade opens up to the light and the view. The northern and southern faces of the house, as well as the terraces, are enveloped in a wooden skin.

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Project name: SIP panel house
Architects: Alejandro Soffia, Gabriel Rudolphy
Location: Santo Domingo, Valparaíso Region, Chile

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Structural engineer: José Manuel Morales, Client Vicente Hidd
Materials: SIP panels, wood

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

Project area: 101 m2
Construction date: 2011

SIP Panel House by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy

  • Chris

    Beautiful. I do think there's something lacking in terms of Landscaping, though. At the moment it just looks like it's been plonked there.

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    Very cool proposal as prefabs go :)

    It would be nice to know the total cost of the house.

  • http://www.homeplansindia.com/design.html Home Plans India

    This is quite a nice design for a prefab house. We are also trying to work on few of the designs let see if they are also as cool as this. Good Job.

    Just out of information, what is the cost price of the house per sq.ft.?