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Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Cien House . CONCEPCIóN

Pezo von Ellrichshausen . Cien House . CONCEPCIóN (1)

Pezo von Ellrichshausen . photos: © Pezo von Ellrichshausen . + divisare

Decisive coincidences such as the amount of steps on a hill path nearby, or the statue of an old cypress that reminds those described by Walter Pater, or even the whole number of the elevation above sea level that defines the podium could be used to explain the format of this building’s silhouette. But the reasons that shape a house are always others; always the same ones. Within two unified formats, an extended floor plan and a concentrated one, we organize the same unit twelve times: a square figure asymmetrically divided into four rooms. Sometimes central, others lateral, or even in a diagonal disposition, each unit establishes a different relation amongst the rooms. Continue reading Pezo von Ellrichshausen

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen

Loba house

Pezo von Ellrichshausen . Loba House . Tome (8)

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen . photos: © Pezo Von Ellrichshausen . + archdaily

Perhaps the only distinction between objects and things resides in their scale. Closer to any natural thing, in its ambiguous scale, this small building is more than a hut but less than a house: it is a cottage. As an opaque block, a monolithic object heavily anchored at the edge of a cliff, it is facing a sea-lion reserve on the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading Pezo Von Ellrichshausen

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Rode House . Chonchi

Pezo von Ellrichshausen . Rode House . Chonchi (4)

Pezo von Ellrichshausen . photos: © Pezo von Ellrichshausen . + wallpaper

Sitting atop a pleasant and continuous evergreen meadow, overlooking the inner sea of Chiloe Island, this is both a half and a double house. Half, because it is the interrupted encounter between a cone and a cylinder. Double, because the subtraction of a rectangular form at the base of the previous figures generates a pair of equivalent rooms at the extremes of a linear sequence, one facing the direct yellow sun and the other the indirect and blue one. There is a large space contained by these parallel rooms; a partially paved court that is protected from the rain in two covered corners and from the strong winds on three sides. These sides are conceived as functional widths, as emptied thick walls containing all the domestic facilities. The presence of the whole curved case is rather asymmetrical: from one side it stands as a massive and hermetic fortified refuge, from the other it appears as a large pitched roof almost without supporting walls. Continue reading Pezo von Ellrichshausen