Focus on Landscaping

Ocho quebradas by Josep Ferrando

Thursday, 30th July 2015

Catalan architect Josep Ferrando designed and headed a workshop with the Architecture School of the Finis Terrae University to build a pavilion in Los Vilos, Chile. The resulting architecture is striking because its historical references engage with the natural landscape. When you see “Ocho quebradas”, the first thing that comes to mind is Leonardo da Vinci and his studies of proportions, in this case alienated by the location of the wooden installation on an old, disused railway track. All of this in an outstandingly beautiful natural environment, on km 220 of Ruta 5 Norte in Los Vilos, a city in the Coquimbo region famous for its gorgeous Pacific Ocean beaches. ...

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