Architectural Research Quarterly

design

The Errant's Lodge: reconstruction, research and teaching

Manuel Casanueva Carrascoa1

a1 School of Architecture Catholic University of Valparaíso Casilla 4170 Valparaíso 2 Chile

Abstract

The Errant's Lodge forms part of the Open City (Ciudad Abierta) founded by the staff and students of the University of Valparaíso in 1970 (see the review of The Road That is Not a Road and the Open City Ritoque, Chile on p. 92 of this issue). This paper outlines the project's origins; the ‘alternative’ programme to which the design responds; the climatic and environmental considerations; the construction; and its relationship to research and teaching. The project, which is still in progress, is partly funded by a Chilean government research grant.