Arco House


Designed by the Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen, the Arco House was built in Concepción in 2011, in the zone worst hit by the 2010 earthquake. To fully understand this work, it must considered within the context of the difficult reconstruction process that has been underway for more than two years throughout the country, partly because the house its owners, two artists, lived in was totally destroyed by the earthquake but, more importantly, because it has the same common denominator as the other reconstruction projects, both public and private: economy.  (Photos © Cristóbal Palma)

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