Concrete tower is home and studio for architects

Architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen have designed a seven-storey concrete tower in the Chilean countryside as a home and studio.

The building is called Casa Cien and its base is partly submerged into the hillside, creating a large basement workshop and a ground-floor of living spaces.

A tower rises up from its centre, creating a mixture of domestic rooms and work studios each connected by different staircases.

“Decisive coincidences such as the amount of steps on a hill path nearby, or the statue of an old cypress, or even the whole number of the elevation above sea level that defines the podium could be used to explain the format of this building’s silhouette,” said the architects.