Through a selection of detached houses in remote natural settings produced by the studio, the lecture will examine the temporal dimension of architectonic space. Recovering the contradictory prophecies advocated by fleeting hermits, from Thoreau to Zarathustra, notions of voluntary exile, social retreat and productive contemplation will be introduced.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio founded in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They live and work in the southern Chilean city of Concepcion. Their work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as part of the Permanent Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and the MoMA in New York, and at the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, where they also were the curators for the Chilean Pavilion in 2008.