Arquiteto sulamericano, com a maioria de suas obras no Chile, seu país de origem, Mathias Klotz, começa a ter seu reconhecimento mundial apartir de uma arquitetura bem conceituada e perfeitamente implantada.

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

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Chileno da cidade de Viña del Mar, Mathias Klotz nasceu no dia 13 de abril de 1965. Entrou para a faculdade de arquitetura, porém o que gostaria era de estudar Artes. Pensou que assim, com o diploma de arquiteto, seria melhor para seu futuro, sendo mais útil para sua vida, enquanto como artista não produziria nada bom.

Quando acabou seus estudos em 1982, ganhou logo de cara um concurso para construir uma casa. Klotz, sem nenhuma experiência de ter trabalhado em outros escritórios de arquitetura, projetou 3 casas distintas das casas comuns locais. Estas casas chamaram atenção de pessoas que procuravam as mesmas peculiaridades das anteriores: espaços amplos sem muitos compartimentos internos.

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz
Casa Klotz, Tongoy, Chile

“I realised three houses that were a bit different from common houses because each of them was destined to one person only … I started to receive assignments from people who had seen them, and also assignments for houses with some peculiarity … So time passed and without even realising it, I was working as a professional architect.”

Influences

Enquanto crescia como arquiteto, Mathias Klotz conhecia poucos que não eram pós modernistas. Os primeiros exemplos de deconstrutivismo, apareceram para ele quando se formou. Considera os elementos do Modernismo bem corretos e se adaptam bem a vida moderna, pensa que o Pós Modernismo quebra todas essas concepções.

“So, what I think is that this kind of architecture is like a scale in balance among these elements: the rationality almost - how do you call it? - "fundamentalist" of the Modern Movement, and the extreme opposite which is the absolute formalism of Postmodernism, and it believes that the last one is closer to human beings.”

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz
Casa Muller, Chiloé, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz
Casa Muller, Chiloé, Chile

Works

Klotz procura trabalhar com a tecnologia local de suas obras. O mesmo acontece com os materiais, que passam as vezes por ser percebido como barato ou raro por outros países, mas são os materiais decorrentes do local, mais disponíveis e usados nas construções antigas

Esta preocupação com o entorno e principalmente com a cultura e história locais. Como o Chile é um território muito extenso, apresenta tipologias e materiais diversos e característicos de cada paisagem.

“… for instance if you look at these my first houses - they have been published because they are made of fir wood, that is the most common wood in the world - they have been painted in white and they are in harmony with the landscape, where there are several white buildings nearby, and so on. At the same time in the South of the country there are my houses - the South of the country is much more wooded, and the wood is much better down there … But it's a mixture of assumptions, the technology available in an area and... the predominant architecture of the area itself.”

Casa Reutter, Cantagua, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Viña las Niñas, Santa Cruz, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Colegio Altamira, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa Ponce, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa 75, Cantagua, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Refugio Militar, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Pabellón Militar, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Facultad de Medicina, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Facultad de Economia, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Corralón Aculeo, Aculeo, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa Ocho al cubo, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa Estudio, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Edificio uso multiple, Santiago, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Tienda de ropa Marie Cher, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa La Roca, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa Techos, Villa Angostura, Argentina

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Casa 11 Mujeres, Cachagua, Chile

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Oficina Turner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

Architect Day: Mathias Klotz

About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.