Construido en en El Ranco Province, Chile. Imagenes por Guy Wenborne. El propósito de esta casa es construir un lugar de reunión. La obra surge como un encargo para diseñar una casa que sería ocupada como un lugar de descanso durante fines de semana, vacaciones. this family home by cazú zegers uses a series of curving walls to define the perimeter and sculptural interior.

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Cazu Zegers designs elevated timber retreat in the Chilean woods

The name of your design group A. Wood is the predominant material — as in the Casa Taller Cubo at Kawelluco and the Casa Cala at Lago Ranco — and the traditional constructional techniques of Chilean carpenters make these spaces extremely natural and comfortable. Concrete is an honest material that I’m accustomed to working with in a certain way, without ever rendering or covering it. Are there any other opportunities for young designers to emerge and promote experimentation and architectural innovation in Chile?

Workshop; development of the thesis of the territory. Poetics of the Territory Before tonight’s lecture at the MAXXI, the Chilean architect describes her work and process; based on the relationship between poetry and the South American territory, it introduces its own idiom.

Among your projects there are many private fazu. Lateral wings are linked to this central volume and contain the family bedrooms and bathrooms, accessed discreetly via concealed doors.

Cazu Zegers [Recent Lecture]

It’s fine that there are hydroelectric plants, but it is crucial that around the table sit not just engineers and businessmen, but also landscape designers and architects. And among them, do any names in particular come to mind?

zeges My architecture in wood reprises the vernacular models of construction with that same material, transforming them into contemporary works through a traditional process. Large openings wrap around the structure to connect the residents with the outdoors even on the rainiest of days.


Its form is also the form of the family that will inhabit it, and for this reason it becomes an ingredient of fundamental importance in the design phase. What do you think are the main characteristics, trends and innovative aspects that distinguish the research of the youngest and most advanced Chilean architects?

Cazu Zegers: Poetics of the Territory – Domus

The recently completed Cazj LLU follows the tradition of the latter with its wooden, zigzagging forms cutting a strong, poised figure within the lush landscape of southern Chile.

I believe that we women architects work in a field of “n” dimensions in which the senses play a role of indisputable importance. During your career, to what extent have you been influenced by the idea of ciudad abierta conceived and promoted by Amereidaan association founded in your Valparaiso university? This is where their high poetic component comes from.

I’ve invented a method named Thesis of the Territorywhich is the encounter between the poetic word and the territory, a place in which the equivalence between gesture and zeggers is produced, the embryo of a new creation. Architecture is an art that develops in space and consequently is three-dimensional.

The first level is dominated by an open plan living area. You can unsubscribe at any time. Viento or WindHotel del Viento. Even today, while I was preparing my lecture, I realised that one always tends to follow a key idea. It’s precisely this that interests me in architecture.

Designed to be both connected to nature and easily accessible for wheelchair users, taking into consideration one of the family members that has particular mobility requirements, most of the house is designed on a single level, with ramps and large doors integrated where needed.


Corma, a competition promoting construction in wood, and CAP, which does the same for steel. This equivalence between gesture and sign, according to Martin Heideggerinaugurates a “place” in space. It’s a new void within which we can create, like Malevich’s white on white. Every nation has its issues and the architect, the constructor of the world, has to know how to respond. Please keep me up to date with special offers cauz news just by email from carefully selected companies.

If the effect is ugly in a given context, I hammer it so as to obtain the effect of a structure in stone.

Glass is the contemporary material par excellence ; it constitutes by its very nature the “absence of limits” and transforms buildings into, airy, light and transparent structures. In this poetic vision attentive to the places of habitation, how important is your relationship with the zefers Chilean architect Cazu Zegers.

The idea that guides my zegrs in Chile is based on the fact that for a seismic southern country such as this —characterised by a territory in permanent friction, struck by earthquakes every ten years, with volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, “white earthquakes” and so on —, faced with a force as beautiful as it is catastrophic, our work has to be light and temporary, placing particular emphasis on low-tech with a high poetic charge. It is the driving wind that determines the topography of the place and zegfrs landscape.

The concrete used at Los Vilos derives from the fact that it was a house facing the sea and so maintenance was an issue that could not be ignored during the design phase.