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ARQ (Santiago)

versión On-line ISSN 0717-6996

ARQ (Santiago)  no.104 Santiago abr. 2020 

Works & projects

Loba House, Coliumo, Chile

Pezo von Ellrichshausen


The multiplicity of possible meanings of this construction - defined by its authors as a small building, an object, a hut, an opaque block, a monolithic object, or an inhabited wall - is sustained by a strict adherence to the laws of geometry: a sequence of six squares of 3.2 m on each side, define an elongated plan, architecturized with perforations and elements whose shapes and positions come from these very same laws.

Keywords: laws; cabin; ambiguity; composition; project

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Figure 1 

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Figure 2 

Perhaps the only distinction between objects and things resides in their scale. Closer to any natural thing, with 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 - faces a sea-lion reserve on the Pacific Ocean..

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Figure 3 

Figure 4 Site plan. S. 1: 5.000 

Figure 5 Plans. 

In its under-dimensioned thickness, in its narrow and tall proportion, the building could be read as an inhabited wall that runs perpendicular to natural topography. The height of this wall is determined by two lines: a continuous horizon and a stepped sequence of six platforms that descend towards the sea. The separation between that horizontal roof (with an open terrace function) and the regular extension of the ground (with the informal arrangement of rest, dining and living spaces), a single asymmetrical room, is interrupted by three massive columns and two bridges. While beds are placed in the upper platforms, with low ceiling, sofas or tables are meant to be in the lower platforms, within a vertical space.

Figure 6 Sections 

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Figure 7 

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Figure 8 

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Figure 9 

Figure 10 Axonometric 

Figure 11 Axonometrics 

Figure 12 

There is a discreet regime of openings at each side of the long volume with some punctual skylights, a few half-moon perforations that could be used as sun clocks and a singular corner window divided by a round pillar. This is the only unframed window with glass flushed to the outer concrete surface. Mirroring the sunset, an almost impossible and illusory floating rock rests right on top of that reflection.

Figure 13 

Loba House

Architects: Mauricio Pezo & Sofía von Ellrichshausen

Contributors: Diego Pérez, Thomas Sommerauer, Teresa Freire y Beatrice Pedroti, Wiktor Gago

Location: Península de Coliumo, Tomé, VIII Región, Chile

Client: Marcelo Sanchez, Janis Hananias

Structural engineering: Peter Dechent

Construction: Carvajal & Cabrer

Consultants: Marcelo Valenzuela, Daniel Garrido

Built area: 70 m2

Site area: 1.000 m2

Project year: 2016

Construction year: 2017

Photography: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

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