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Pezo von Ellrichshausen lookout tower and sunken shelter chile

Dezeen Debate features concrete pavilions in Chile where "modernist ideas work beautifully"

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a pair of concrete pavilions installed by Pezo von Ellrichshausen in Chile. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen has installed a lookout tower and a sunken shelter in the Chilean countryside.

The two pavilions, named Lama and Rosa, are situated on a rural site owned by the studio's founders Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen.

Commenters mostly praised the buildings, with one noting, 'this is the scale/size at which modernist ideas work beautifully." However, another criticized the "wasteful concrete structures".

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