Ellipse on the Lake

architect Susana Herrera

Yepún is one of the recent works developed by Susana Herrera and Factoría in Lake Lanalhue. It is part of the continuity of a series of architectural and tourist projects that have been developed in the province of Arauco for more than a decade. Architecturally, it is a reused object. Its structure is mainly made of wood, and was entirely constructed by local master artisans. Locating this project in Quelén provided the opportunity to establish relationships between the science and the cultural context, between the certainties of a man, and that what is rather immeasurable. It was a question of redesigning a physical and virtual space, capable of integrating knowledge and experiences beyond the possibilities of hard science, to place all this in a simple, almost domestic scale intervention.