The Casa Aconcagua project is located between the foothills of the hills that surround the Aconcagua Valley, in a 10-hectare park. The commission was to develop a house that would capture the spirit of the old country houses. This was achieved with the arrangement of gallery corridors and patios formed by the interaction of the volumes and walls that comprise it.
Casa Aconcagua, for the most part, is built of wood. Same case for its coatings, in which recycled wood from port warehouses was used. A fundamental point for the foothills climate in which this work is located, with very hot summers and cold nights. Wood, in that sense, provided spatial warmth and great integration into the landscape.
One of the great advantages of using wood in this type of project is its versatility. Its environmental impact is lower compared to other materials such as concrete and allows greater comfort conditions. Without a doubt, among all the materials that nature offers us, no other is as practical as wood.
To protect the wood from external agents without modifying its aesthetic characteristics, respecting the natural beauty of the wood and its resistance without affecting its appearance, MILESI proposed the XGC6077 Natural Effect Water-based Exterior Finish for the Casa Aconcagua project.
The use of state-of-the-art raw materials in its formulation makes it a product with excellent resistance to dynamic permeability, which is the ability of the film to limit the absorption of water towards the wood, and at the same time facilitate the exit of the material. water vapor from the wood towards the surface, avoiding those direct or indirect defects that impair the durability of the varnish.
The XGC6077 Natural Effect water-based exterior finish applied in the Casa Aconcagua project differs due to the following properties:
• Dynamic permeability.
• Microporous finish, allowing the varnished wood to breathe.
• Natural aesthetic effect with an open pore.
• Water-repellent finish, repels water and humidity.