INSTITUTION

Facing the Pacific Ocean’s immensity to the west, CASAPOLI owns a building located in the Coliumo Peninsula, Municipality of Tome, 40 km north from Concepcion and 550 km south from Santiago. The singular situation of a place surrounded by granite cliffs and sea on three sides determined the extreme and radical character of Poli house’s architecture. The immediate context is the one of an isolated territory hardly inhabited by farmers, fishermen, craftsmen, and a timid but increasing summer tourism. The historical earthquake that affected most part of Chile in 2010 had its epicenter a few kilometers away from Coliumo. Given this condition of double periphery (at national and regional levels), CASAPOLI is free to operate with the maximum autonomy, exploring fundamental problems of the relation between art, nature and society.

RESIDENCE