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'The Poetics of Boxes', an exhibition on the work of Mathias Klotz

With the exhibition "The Poetics of Boxes" Aedes presents the first monographic show in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz from Santiago de Chile, currently one of Chile’s most successful international architects.

Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods. Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz's stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre.

Speaking at the opening, on September 13, will be Pritzker Prize jury member, Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, and Mathias Klotz.

More information and images after the break.

Raul House / Mathias Klotz

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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Techos House / Mathias Klotz

  • Architects: Mathias Klotz
  • Location: San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro Province, Argentina
  • Project Architect: Mathias Klotz (KLOTZ & asociados)
  • Area: 650 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Matías Klotz

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Casa Once Mujeres / Mathias Klotz

  • Architects: Mathias Klotz
  • Location: Beranda, Zapallar, Chile
  • Architect: Mathias Klotz (KLOTZ y ASOC)
  • Collaborator: Baltasar Sanchez
  • Engineer: Patricio Stagno
  • Construction Company: Constructora Beranda
  • Area: 486.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs:  Roland Halbe

©  Roland Halbe ©  Roland Halbe ©  Roland Halbe

Hunter Douglas Plant / Mathias Klotz

  • Architects: Mathias Klotz
  • Location: Portales Oriente 1757, San Bernardo, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect: Mathias Klotz
  • Collaborator: Baltazar Sanchez
  • Contractor: Constructora Alcoi
  • Landscape: Francisca Saelzer
  • Client: Hunter Douglas
  • Materials: Concrete, Steel
  • Area: 37000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007

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