Pezo von Ellrichshausen : Rode House

At the heart of a meadow on the island of Chiloe (Chile), the architectural studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen creates a haven for holidaymakers. Against all odds, the circular construction offers its residents a protective shelter and majestic views towards the distance.

Placed on a slight promontory, the 60 square meters imagined by the duo of architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausenconsists of a frank geometric form derived from thesubtraction of a cone in a half cylinder.

It offers boaters who have spent their holidays away from the hustle and bustle of the South American cities, two large rooms with private bathrooms placed on either side of a central lounge, crossing, with a view of the sea in the west and on the immense green plains of the archipelago to the east. The service spaces - sanitary and kitchen - are located in a technical area integrated in the thickness of the wall along the central patio.


A real protective enclosure against storms of wind coming from the ocean, the building lined with pale pine blades houses a courtyard and two terraces capped by a roof of black cedar tile, massively open to the meadows of the east.

The concept of refuge makes sense in the semicircular living room, the highlight of the cottage, fully clad and furnished with pine wood, and topped with a sloping sculptural ceiling.

An original proposal for the master duo adept of simple but crude architectures in osmosis with their natural environment, like the famous ones Solo House et Poli House. The house seems perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of this breathtaking lake district.

To learn more, visit the site of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Photographs: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

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