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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This heterogeneousness probably also reflects the varying landscapes and territories of Chile, from the Pacific Ocean coastline to the mountain areas and the valleys.

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

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.

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. What do you see as the key values in your design work? You can unsubscribe at any time.

I believe that we women architects work in a field of “n” dimensions in which the senses play a role of indisputable importance.

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

In your design work, the choice of materials and techniques also reflects your point of view and different styles. Concrete fazu an honest material that I’m accustomed to working with in a certain way, without ever rendering or covering it.


For more information visit the website of Cazu Zegers. Viento or WindHotel del Viento.

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. Among your projects there are many private dwellings.

Thank you for registering to the newsletter. Lateral wings are linked to this central volume and contain the family bedrooms and bathrooms, accessed discreetly via concealed doors.

I usually employ local materials. The project, located in a particularly rainy part of Chile, was imagined as a shelter from the elements. 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.

This is where their high poetic zegrrs comes from. Consequently, approaches such as building in an zeggers 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.

In my work I recognise three distinct phases: It’s a new void within which we can create, like Malevich’s white on white.

Cazu Zegers designs elevated timber retreat in the Chilean woods

Chilean architect Cazu Zegers. In parallel with your design work you have always vazu involved in teaching, especially organizing numerous workshops and encounters with students.

This method allows me to tackle the diverse scales and types of design, acting as a common thread. In what way is this translated in the design of domestic spaces?

My architecture in wood reprises the vernacular models of construction with that same material, transforming them into contemporary works through a zegdrs process. One of the members of the family has particular access requirements, so this informed the final design. Workshop; development of the thesis of the territory. It’s that very territory that gives rise to both the difficulties and the inspirations.

Cazu Zegers: Poetics of the Territory – Domus

Even today, while I was preparing my lecture, I realised that one always tends to follow a key idea. Workshop, and I devote myself to the Aperture works that invent an idiom; among them zrgers Casa Calawhich I consider to be my thesis house.

Today more than ever, now that Chile is in a hurry to develop and the new mineral rush is populating the desert. What do you think are the main characteristics, trends and innovative aspects that distinguish zegerx research of the youngest and most advanced Chilean architects? Zegrs For more information visit the website cazy Cazu Zegers. Every nation has its issues and the architect, the constructor of the world, has to know how to respond.


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. Architecture is an art that develops in space and consequently is three-dimensional. The house is designed as a retreat for an extended family and their friends.

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. Amereida considers the South American population as an imitator of Europe, and therefore underlines the need to make our own the casu identity that belongs to us.

On the one hand, there is the inspiration offered by the poetic work that determines form and which derives from the natural elements present in the places in which we work; for example, in the case of the hotel, the poetic word spelt: The form of the hotel borrowed this attribute from the surrounding territory, so as to unite with the landscape, without demystifying it. The two questions are complementary, because my architecture is born out of and is based on the Amereida concept.

The concept introduces the figure of a Christopher Columbus who, during the voyage that was to lead zegeds to the Zegerd, saw the American continent, which “appeared” to him as a gift.

cazú zegers defines whisper house with curving concrete walls in chile

cauz Yes, there are various architectural competitions for students organized by Chilean companies: Cazu Zegers, Hotel del VientoPatagonia. If the effect is ugly in a given context, I hammer it so as to obtain the effect of a structure in stone. For example, in Chile there is a significant problem with earthquakes, destroying what little architectural heritage we have.

The architect used a mix of local and contemporary architectural languages. The same is true of concrete; the recurrent curved forms I use are obtained through moulds made in very traditional ways. In tackling such a vast and powerful cazh, what are the inspirations and what are the difficulties?