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Guna House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

01:00 - 5 January, 2015
Guna House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Llacolén, Concepción, Biobío, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
  • Area

    410.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen +24

Goycolea Building / FG arquitectos

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Goycolea Building / FG arquitectos, Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)
Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfredo Fernández Recart, Enrique Colin Altuzarra, Matías González Rast
  • Area

    15562.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)

Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) +32

How a Le Corbusier Design Helped Define the Architecture of Southern California

00:00 - 3 January, 2015
How a Le Corbusier Design Helped Define the Architecture of Southern California, © Elizabeth Daniels
© Elizabeth Daniels

We all know that in architecture, few things are truly original. Architects take inspiration from all around them, often taking ideas from the designs of others to reinterpret them in their own work. However, it's more rare that a single architectural element can be borrowed to define the style of an entire region. As uncovered in this article, originally published by Curbed as "Le Corbusier's Forgotten Design: SoCal's Iconic Butterfly Roof," this is exactly what happened to Le Corbusier, who - despite only completing one building in the US - still had a significant impact on the appearance of the West Coast.

Atop thousands of homes in the warm western regions of the United States are roofs that turn the traditional housetop silhouette on its head. Two panels meet in the middle of the roofline and slope upward and outward, like butterfly wings in mid-flap. This similarity gave the "butterfly roof" its name, and it is a distinct feature of post-war American residential and commercial architecture. In Hawaii, Southern California, and other sun-drenched places, the butterfly roofs made way for high windows that let in natural light. Homes topped with butterfly roofs seemed larger and more inviting.

Credit for the butterfly roof design often goes to architect William Krisel. He began building single-family homes with butterfly rooflines for the Alexander Construction Company, a father-son development team, in Palm Springs, California, in 1957. The Alexander Construction Company, mostly using Krisel's designs, built over 2,500 tract homes in the desert. These homes, and their roofs, shaped the desert community, and soon other architects and developers began building them, too—the popularity of Krisel's Palm Springs work led to commissions building over 30,000 homes in the Southland from San Diego to the San Fernando Valley.

Carol Urzua / Lira Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Carol Urzua / Lira Arquitectos Asociados, © Pedro Mutis
© Pedro Mutis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Rosa 1727, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Raimundo Lira, Marlene Fischer, Diego Arroyo, Carolina Valenzuela
  • Area

    2373.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Pedro Mutis   © Pedro Mutis   © Pedro Mutis   © Pedro Mutis   +28

Corredor House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

01:00 - 30 December, 2014
Corredor House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Huelquén, Paine, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +20

SIP m3 House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy

01:00 - 26 December, 2014
SIP m3 House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +38

Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Complex / Germán del Sol

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Complex / Germán del Sol, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne +63

Los Morros House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Los Morros House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos , © Midas / Pablo Blanco
© Midas / Pablo Blanco

© Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco +21

House 1957 / Brugnoli Asociados Arquitectos

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
House 1957 / Brugnoli Asociados Arquitectos, © Juan Dúran Sierralta
© Juan Dúran Sierralta

© Juan Dúran Sierralta © Juan Dúran Sierralta © Juan Dúran Sierralta © Juan Dúran Sierralta +28

Remota Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol

01:00 - 12 December, 2014
Remota Hotel in Patagonia / Germán del Sol, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Michael Turek © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Natales, Natales, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    José Luis Ibañez, Architect, Francisca Schuler, Architect. Carlos Venegas, Architect.
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos

12:00 - 9 December, 2014
U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos, © Andrés Valle Florsheim
© Andrés Valle Florsheim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Biblioteca Central - Av. Lircay s/n, Talca, Talca, VII Región, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcelo Cornejo Gómez, Andrés Valle Florsheim + José Luis Gajardo Arquitecto
  • Design Team

    Catalina Donzé, Oscar Contreras
  • Area

    2951.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Andrés Valle Florsheim © Andrés Valle Florsheim © Pablo Riquelme Adams © Pablo Riquelme Adams +38

Barbecue Place in Lampa / Rosario Illanes Feuerhake + Josefina Feuerhake Rodríguez

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Barbecue Place in Lampa / Rosario Illanes Feuerhake + Josefina Feuerhake Rodríguez, © Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

© Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial +12

Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale, Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene
Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene

Fundamentals, the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale, will close its doors in a matter of days (on the 23rd November). From the moment Rem Koolhaas revealed the title for this year’s Biennale in January 2013, asking national curators to respond directly to the theme of ‘Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014’, there was an inkling that this Biennale would be in some way special. Having rejected offers to direct the Biennale in the past, the fact that Koolhaas chose to act not only as curator but also thematic co-ordinator of the complete international effort, was significant. This announcement led Peter Eisenman (one of Koolhaas' earliest tutors and advocates) to state in one interview that “[Rem is] stating his end: the end of [his] career, the end of [his] hegemony, the end of [his] mythology, the end of everything, the end of architecture.”

ED House / Eduardo Guzmán Rivera + Juan Carlos Muñoz Del Sante

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
ED House / Eduardo Guzmán Rivera + Juan Carlos Muñoz Del Sante, © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante
© Cristian Muñoz Del Sante

© Cristian Muñoz Del Sante © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante +29

ZX FLUX Adidas Gallery / Arquitectos Asociados.lo

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
ZX FLUX Adidas Gallery / Arquitectos Asociados.lo, © Francisco Ibañez
© Francisco Ibañez

© Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez +16

Win a Scholarship for the AA Visiting School in Santiago

00:00 - 11 November, 2014
Win a Scholarship for the AA Visiting School in Santiago

UPDATE: The Jury has selected Jeremy Jacinth and Luliana Teodora Amza as the winners of the £600 scholarship to participate in the GIPpy workshop at the AA Visiting School in Santiago, Chile. 

What does Soviet Union architecture have to do with Chilean astronomy? A lot more than many realize. In the 1960s, the Soviet Union manufactured three Grand Passage Instrument telescopes (GIPpy), and their accompanying domes in Saint Petersburg. Unfortunately, they fell into ruin after the Soviet astronomical mission’s departure from Chile following the 1973 military coup d-etat. Now, however, the Architectural Association Visiting School in Santiago, Chile, in partnership with the Pontifical Catholic University, will host a 10-day workshop in January on the GIPpy telescopes. The workshop is organized by the team that was recently awarded the Silver Lion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale for their work on Soviet prefabricated housing in Chile, and we’ve teamed up with the Architectural Association Visiting School to give away two £600 scholarships to attend the workshop! 

For more information on the workshop and to find out how to enter to win a scholarship read on after the break…

Saunas and Pools in Atacama / Germán del Sol

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Saunas and Pools in Atacama / Germán del Sol, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Horacio Schmidt, Nicole Labbé, Carlos Venegas, Hernán Fierro
  • Area

    940.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

Resiter Office Building / Raimundo Lira Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Resiter Office Building / Raimundo Lira Arquitectos, © Pedro Mutis
© Pedro Mutis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Conquistadores 2752, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Raimundo Lira, Marlene Fischer
  • Partner Architects

    Francisco García Huidobro, Carolina Jara, Arturo Saavedra
  • Area

    1455.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Pedro Mutis © Pedro Mutis © Pedro Mutis © Pedro Mutis +41