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Space FA / Sebastián Yrarrázabal + Veronica Arcos + Andrea Von Chrismar

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VER House / Bmrg Arquitectos

  • Architects: Bmrg Arquitectos
  • Location: Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Gonzalo Rudolphy, Maria José Bizama
  • Collaborators: Juan Manuel Chacón, Nicolás Hidalgo
  • Area: 340.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sebastian Thomas

© Sebastian Thomas © Sebastian Thomas © Sebastian Thomas © Sebastian Thomas

Santo Tomas Professional Institute - First Stage / Browne Swett Arquitectos

  • Architects: Browne Swett Arquitectos
  • Location: Vicuña Mackenna 4835, San Joaquín, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Enrique Browne, Tomás Swett
  • Design Team: Felipe Combeau, Tadea de Ipiña, Olimpia Lira, Cristóbal Teixido, Gonzalo De la Parra, Josefina del Río , Carolina Rocco.
  • Area: 8107.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh, Enrique Browne

© Nico Saieh © Enrique Browne © Nico Saieh © Enrique Browne

Quebrada House / UNarquitectura

  • Architects: UNarquitectura
  • Location: Curacaví, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects: Alejandro Urrutia, Juan Pablo Nazar
  • Project Area: 40.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Natalia Vial

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UNAB Viña del Mar / S3 Schmidt Arquitectos

  • Architects: Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
  • Location: Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Project Architects: Nicolas Norero
  • Collaborators: Karen Pradenas, Lina Rojas, Cristián Maze, Constanza Larach, Paloma Sanchez
  • Associated Architects: Horacio Schmidt Cortes, Horacio Schmidt Radic, Martin Schmidt Radic
  • Project Area: 43000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

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Multicarpet Rollux Showroom / +arquitectos

  • +Arquitectos: +arquitectos
  • Location: Presidente Kennedy 7400, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects: + arquitectos – Brahm-Bonomi-Leturia-Bartolomé
  • Team: Javiera González, Ximena Cerpa, María José Varas, Felipe de la Jara, Natalia Figueroa, Diego Parra
  • Project Area: 670.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Aryeh Kornfeld

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First-Place Winner of Santiago Landmark Competition: Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell

Smiljan Radic, Gabriela Medrano, and Ricardo Serpell have won a competition to design a new landmark for Santiago, Chile: an antenna tower to be placed on the summit of San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of the city. 

The 'Santiago Antenna Tower,' a unique telecommunications tower with panoramic views, should be completed in 2017, in time for the centenary of the Metropolitan Park of Santiago.

Further detail and the architect's description of the project, after the break.

Endless Cycling / Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes

  • Architects: Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes
  • Location: Pencahue, Maule Region, Chile
  • Project Area: 30 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Patricia Albornoz Avendaño, Rodrigo Cáceres Céspedes

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Smiljan Radic Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Santiago

Smiljan Radic has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a landmark on San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of Santiago, Chile, that consolidates the hill's numerous antennas into a single infrastructure.

According to the Contest Director, Luis Eduardo L. Bresciani, the purpose of this competition was to generate an innovative structure of iconic character, an architectural work of outstanding quality that would differ from other towers in other cities and give an identity not just to the hill, but to the city of Santiago. The jury also took into account the landscape of the site, particularly the care with which the park would be treated, as well as the tower's relationship with the statue of the Virgin and the hilltop in general. Finally, the functionality of the infrastructure, which should act as both a telecommunications tower as well as a public space with panoramic views, was considered. See the six shortlisted proposals, after the break.

Mención Honrosa: Soza_Atanacio + Aguirre_Castro Arquitectos. Image  Mención Honrosa: GmasP + Saez Joannon Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Minvu Tercer Lugar: Architects of Invention. Image  Segundo Lugar: Tomás Folch y equipo. Image

De La Isla Hotel / Estudio Larrain

  • Architects: Estudio Larrain
  • Location: Panamericana Sur 2053, Castro, Los Lagos, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Larrain Galvez, Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
  • Collaborators: Pedro Leyton, Alonso De Orbegoso, Sebastian Suzuki
  • Constructor: Constructora Tecsa S.A.
  • Area: 14179.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio Larrain

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Inacap Downtown Campus / Estudio Larrain

  • Architects: Estudio Larrain
  • Location: Almirante Barroso 76, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Larrain Galvez, Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
  • Area: 19670.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Larrain Illanes, Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes

Residence in Papudo / Raimundo Anguita

  • Architects: Raimundo Anguita
  • Location: Papudo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2003
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Raimundo Anguita, Oliver llaneza

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Andronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados

  • Architects: Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados
  • Location: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Avendia Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Enrique Browne
  • Associated Architects: Tomás Swett, Josefina del Río, Cristobal Teixidó
  • Colaborating Architects: Paulina Fernández, Jorge Silva, Enrique Browne C, Verónica López.
  • Site Area: 3723 sqm
  • Area: 2650.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh, Enrique Browne

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Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic

  • Architects: Smiljan Radic
  • Location: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino - Bandera 361, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Smiljan Radic
  • Project Area: 1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nico Saieh, Cortesia de SUMO Museografía

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh Courtesy of SUMO Museografía

School San Andres 2 / Gubbins Arquitectos

  • Architects: Gubbins Arquitectos
  • Location: René Olivares Becerra 3600, Maipú, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: Víctor Gubbins Browne, Pedro Gubbins Foxley
  • Area: 3535.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Pedro Mutis Johnson

© Pedro Mutis  Johnson © Pedro Mutis  Johnson © Pedro Mutis  Johnson © Pedro Mutis  Johnson

Geoglifos Of Pintados Visitor Center / William Obregon + Aldo I Testa

  • Architect: William Obregon , Aldo I Testa
  • Location: Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve, Tarapacá Region, Chile
  • Area: 320.0 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Francisco Campodonico

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