Mathias Klotz describes several projects in Chile from the past decade. The buildings are either rectangular boxes, or contain rectangular elements. The modernist houses are located on spectacular wilderness sites.
Video Archive | Chile (4)
Michael Speaks introduces Mathias Klotz, a young architect from Chile. While he has only been practicing for a decade Klotz already has several completed buildings, a GG Portfolio monograph, and is being profiled in major architecture magazines worldwide.
Klotz describes several small projects he has designed in Chile near Santiago: the Klotz house, the Ugarte house, the Muller house, and the Reutter house. All the houses have a simple rectangular massing and a simple interior circulation. They also typically contain large balconies recessed into the massing to take in the spectacular sites. A lot of the houses appear to float on their site since they are elevated off the ground.
Klotz describes a several larger projects his firm has designed in Chile. For the Colegio Altamira in Santiago, Klotz devised four long rectangular buildings with a central yard, gymnasium, and auditorium. A hotel connects the massing to the landscape with a long terrace, like one of his residential projects. He also describes a building for processing and storing wine, and some bus stop designs.