absolutely no idea until arrival in Chiloe that the unique style of architecture and materials extends beyond the palafitos to chalets to UNESCO listed churches
leans heavily on crazy melding of 16th C. Spanish Catholicism, Chiloean mythology (perfect balance of evil murderous gods with a few good ones, heavy on the evil side) and German of 18th C.
nearly exclusively wood / wood shingles / wood pegs with some minor concessions to nails, rivets and galvanised iron
boat building reminiscent, set to keep out the perpetual cold and damp
buttressed ceilings, glowing amber or unadorned
outsides either bare to lay out craftsmanship or strong central colours with popping highlights