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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I usually employ local materials. 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. The concrete used at Los Cszu 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. And among them, do any names in particular come to mind?

Cazu Zegers: Poetics of the Territory – Domus

What do you think are the main characteristics, trends and innovative aspects that distinguish the research of the youngest and most advanced Chilean architects? In this poetic vision attentive to the places of habitation, how important is your relationship with the client? 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 segers idiom.

One of the members of the family has particular access requirements, so this informed the final design. This method allows me to tackle the diverse scales and types of design, acting as a common thread.

During your czau, to what extent have you zegets influenced by the idea of ciudad abierta conceived and promoted by Amereidaan association founded in your Valparaiso university?

So you know the younger generations of designers, in particular the Chileans. The recently completed Casa LLU follows the tradition of the zegerd with its wooden, zigzagging forms cutting a strong, poised figure within the lush landscape of southern Chile. The form of the hotel borrowed this attribute from the surrounding territory, so as to unite with the landscape, without demystifying it.


Chilean architect Cazu Zegers. Among your projects there are many private dwellings. The work therefore becomes a xegers of multiple relationships that respond to the client’s requirements in a poetic and original fashion.

Lateral wings are linked to this central volume and contain the family bedrooms and bathrooms, accessed discreetly via concealed doors. Young architects have to work within these contexts.

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Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. I’ve invented a method named Thesis of the Territory, which 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.

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In tackling such a vast and powerful terrain, what are the inspirations and what are the difficulties? What do you see as the key values in your design work?

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. Zegdrs idea that guides my work 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.

Chilean architect Cazu Zegers has completed numerous projects and constructed several zegerw in South America. Your design work has segers and different scales of types and dimensions, from private dwellings, to large hotels and sacred buildings.

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. Every nation has its issues and the architect, the constructor of the world, has to know how to respond.

Cazu Zegers [Recent Lecture]

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. The two questions are complementary, because my architecture is born out of and is based on the Amereida concept. I believe that the relationship with the territory — and with the powerful landscape in which all we Chileans are immersed — is what makes us more open to contemplation and the poetic.


Cazu Zegers, Hotel del VientoPatagonia. Cazu Zegers designs elevated timber retreat in the Chilean woods. Please keep me up to date with special offers and news just by email from carefully selected companies. 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 absorbed by the landscape.

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

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.

It’s that very territory that gives rise to both the difficulties and the inspirations. Yes, there are various architectural competitions for students organized by Chilean companies: In my work I recognise three distinct phases: Today, I’m developing a new form of artistic-architectural work that I’ve called the “invisible workshop”, referencing the invisibility of women artists in Chile.

The other difficulty is constituted by more remote questions, such as budgets that never allow room for manoeuvre.