Wednesday, October 19 at 18:00
Talk by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshauses in partnership with Archipel
Wednesday October 19th - 6pm
Free entry with ticket Biennale Interieur October 19th, buy here.
Pay 11 euro cash at the door or 7 euro for Archipel members.
From 5.30 pm entry only via Meeting Centre Xpo Tower
"To live, or to live well, is both to forget the artificial architectonic elements that turned that space into a good place while being suddenly reminded that there was a sensitive intention that coordinated those elements in a rather natural manner. We certainly believe a good interior space tends to disappear without becoming totally invisible. This seems to be an inevitable paradox; as architects, we have the capacity to build relationships among physical and mental qualities we already know and other given properties and affections we can hardly imagine. In our view, the strongest places to live, the good living rooms, are those where our most sophisticated formal intuitions are exceeded by the very fertile informality of life." Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio established in Concepcion, southern Chile, in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They have been the curators of the Chilean Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale and teach regularly in Chile at the Universidad Catolica and in USA at the Illinois Institute of Technology. They have been visiting professors at The University of Texas (Austin, 2011-14) and at Cornell University (New York, 2009). Their work has been distinguished with the Mies Crown Hall Americas Emerge Prize by the IIT (Chicago, 2014), the Rice Design Alliance Prize (Houston, 2012), the V Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award (Montevideo, 2006) and the XV Chilean Architecture Biennial Award (Santiago, 2006). The work of the studio has been edited in monographic issues of A+U (Tokyo, 2013), 2G (Barcelona, 2012) and ARQ (Santiago, 2007) and exhibited at the International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 2010), at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2014) and as part of the Permanent Collection at the MoMA (New York, 2014).
Mauricio Pezo completed a Master in Architecture at the Universidad Catolica de Chile (Santiago, 1998) and a degree in Architecture at the Universidad del Bio-Bio (Concepcion, 1999). He has been awarded the Young Architect Prize by the Chilean Architects Association (Santiago, 2006) and the Municipal Art Prize by the Concepcion City Hall (Concepcion, 2013).
Sofia von Ellrichshausen holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 2002) where she was distinguished with the FADU-UBA Honors Diploma.