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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The form of the hotel borrowed this attribute from the surrounding territory, so as to unite with the landscape, without demystifying it. I believe that we women architects work in a field of “n” dimensions in which the senses play a role of indisputable importance.

Cazu Zegers: Poetics of the Territory – Domus

Your design work has heterogeneous and different scales of types and dimensions, from private dwellings, to large hotels and sacred buildings. The difficulty is always represented by the control of scale in the territory; that is to say, how to avoid competing with the natural beauty of the place, while at the same time managing not to be zegerx by the landscape.

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Cazu Zegers [Recent Lecture]

You can unsubscribe at any time. Large openings wrap around the structure vazu connect the residents with the outdoors even on the rainiest of days. The concept introduces the figure of a Christopher Columbus who, during the voyage that was to lead him to the Indies, saw the American continent, which “appeared” to him as a gift.

Thank you for registering to the newsletter. Zegers’ architectural forms are generated by the relationship between poetry and architecture, with great attention paid to the relationships between ways of life, materials and construction. 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. China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon–mobile-logo icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram.


My architecture, based on the relationship between poetry and the South American territory, is intended to introduce its own idiom. Yes, there are various architectural competitions for students organized by Chilean companies: What do you think are the main characteristics, trends and innovative aspects that distinguish the research of the youngest and most advanced Chilean architects?

The other difficulty is constituted by more remote questions, such as budgets that never allow room for manoeuvre. Every nation has its issues and the architect, the constructor of the world, has to know how to respond.

So you know the younger generations of designers, in particular the Chileans.

My architecture in wood reprises the vernacular models of construction with that same material, transforming them into contemporary works through a traditional process. If the effect is ugly in a given context, I hammer it so as to obtain the effect of a structure in stone.

Today more than ever, now that Chile is in a hurry to develop and the new mineral rush is populating the desert. As a teacher, my principal concern is to transmit this method of searching for originality, for a personal language of forms, the importance of not copying the most fashionable trends from developed countries.

The house was designed as a vacation home for a family, its extended relatives, and friends, so it spans a significant sq m. Cazu Zegers, Hotel del VientoPatagonia. The two questions are complementary, because my architecture is born out of and is based on the Amereida concept. He calls it the Regiona territory that, once named, becomes landscape and place in which life unfolds and on which is based the culture of a people. Consequently, approaches such as building in an ephemeral fashion practically without leaving traces, or reconstructing without forcing the building to lose value, or making the landscape resonant so that it conserves the memory of what once existed is without doubt a path to be followed.

It’s that very territory that gives rise to both the difficulties and the inspirations. It’s a new void within which we can create, like Malevich’s white on white. Do you think the dialogue between tradition and the contemporary idiom can be an interesting and productive device for the architectural image? 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 sign is produced, the embryo of a new creation.


The idea that guides my work in Chile is based on the cazzu 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. You need to understand that our greatest heritage is the territory and its landscapes.

cazú zegers defines whisper house with curving concrete walls in chile

The name of your design group A. Among these some are differentiated by a natural element to which attention is drawn, such as the Casa del Fuocothe Casa del Aquathe Casa del Silenziothe Casa della Luna and the Casa Calafor which you received czu prize at the Buenos Aires Biennale of Architecture in Designed to be both connected to nature and easily accessible for wheelchair zeters, 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 zeges where needed.

For example, in Chile there is a significant problem with earthquakes, destroying what little architectural heritage we have.

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.

The work therefore becomes a focus of multiple relationships that respond to the client’s requirements in ezgers poetic and original fashion.