2018

MCHAP

Rode House

Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chiloe Island, Chile

December 2017

PRIMARY AUTHOR

Mauricio Pezo Sofia von Ellrichshausen

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

AUTHOR

Private

PHOTOGRAPHER

Pezo von Ellrichshausen

OBJECTIVE

CONTEXT

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. The entire construction is made out of local timber. The structure is defined by the polar array of forty-five rigid frames. While walls and ceilings are clad with boards, a traditional thin wooden shingle covers the conic roof. Knowing that the island is not only well known for the exuberant myths and legends but for a refined artisanal carpentry knowledge expressed both in churches and boats, accepting that something of that local knowledge would inform our project, we preferred to had in mind that delicate artlessness of a totally forgotten wooden padlock.

PERFORMANCE