Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects. Progetto Privato
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects - OUT OF PRINT
Libria, Melfi, 2010
out of print
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects was established in Concepcion (Chile) in 2001 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia Von Ellrichshausen. With a cross production between art and architecture, the studio had built a series of singular houses, art pavillions and residential buildings. Their work was present at the The 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, selected by Kazuyo Sejima
‘There is something unmistakably playful–thrilling, even–in the residential architecture of Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. Whether through their experimental relationship with circulation, attention to rustic detailing or the imaginative addition of hidden closets and balconies, they produce work that constantly invites exploration and curiosity–an impressive achievement given that, ultimately, their architecture is both beautiful and functional.
Where the architects succeed best is both through their conceptual play with the forms of their spaces and the relatively simple choices they make to add depth to their architecture. By using something as simple as a few stairs to vary the section, they transform the potential monotony of a space, shifting programme and adding a new dimension that can have a surprisingly significant impact. The duo’s work demonstrates, through decisions that vary in scale from building form to detailing, that there is still the opportunity for formal play and experimentation in a quotidian building type.’
This litle but precious book, contains linear drawings of their buildings and projects.