Exclusive Video: Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL

00:00 - 15 September, 2014

Chile is recognized internationally for the quality of its architecture, even though its most lauded projects are not often found in urban areas. At a time when the true potential of Chilean architecture seems absent from the South American country's cities, Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL has designed a conceptually - and physically - dense project in Santiago.  

MO House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
MO House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +20

DAf Offices / Albert Tidy

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
DAf Offices / Albert Tidy, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Navegantes 1955, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Melisa Ortíz, Sebastián Cruz
  • Project Area

    343.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +24

Chiloe Leisure Center / Jonas Retamal + Laura Houssin

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
Chiloe Leisure Center / Jonas Retamal + Laura Houssin, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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La Leonera Mountain Retreat / DRAA

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
La Leonera Mountain Retreat / DRAA, © Felipe Camus
© Felipe Camus

© Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Farellones, Lo Barnechea, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Nicolas del Rio, Felipe Camus
  • Associate Architect

    Felipe Camus
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Minga Valpo: Architects and Sustainable Reconstruction in Valparaíso, Chile

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
Courtesy of Minga Valpo
Courtesy of Minga Valpo

After the fire this past April in Valparaíso, Chile, a group of young architects went to the port city to develop a reconstruction project based on energy efficiency, recycled materials, and adaptability to Valparaíso's topographic context. The Minga Valpo project has not only achieved these objectives, but it has also allowed families to help build their own houses. In a mere three months, Minga Valpo has already built three houses.

Take a look at photographs of the project and read the architects' description after the break. 

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Translating Smiljan Radić's Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to Fabrication

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Translating Smiljan Radić's Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to Fabrication, The use of fiberglass allowed for the pavilion to be thin and brittle, but also had the strength to span a large face. The pigment made it fire retardant. Image Courtesy of Louis Webb Bird/AECOM
The use of fiberglass allowed for the pavilion to be thin and brittle, but also had the strength to span a large face. The pigment made it fire retardant. Image Courtesy of Louis Webb Bird/AECOM

Settled neatly in the quiet hum of London's Kensington Gardens rests Smiljan Radić's 2014 Serpentine Pavilion, an ethereal mass of carefully moulded fiberglass punctuated by precisely cut openings. Radić desired a structure that appears thin and brittle, yet was strong enough to support itself, and his affection for the rudimental layered qualities of papier-mâché - his maquette medium of choice - inspired the use of fiberglass by AECOM, who engineered Radić's wild ideas. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Paper-Thin Walls," an AECOM engineer explains their solution. Read on after the break to find out more. 

Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project, Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo
Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo

Ochoalcubo (Eight-Cubed) is a pioneering project in Chile that seeks to unite leading Chilean and Japanese practices with ground-breaking architecture. The collaborative enterprise was started by Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who began working in Chile in the 1980s and who has always been a strong advocate for innovative design and architecture in the country. For a nation that boasts more than forty individual schools of architecture, the ever growing number of professionals seems to have had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Faced with the seemingly infinite landscape of 'cookie-cutter housing' in the suburbs, Godoy implemented Ochoalcubo in order to provide opportunities for young professionals, alongside fostering a new kind of appreciation for the profession itself. With a large number of architects having taken part in the first stage, including Smiljan Radic (designer of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion), the third and fourth stage of what is certainly one of the world's largest active architectural laboratories will be launched in the coming days.

See images from all sixteen proposals from third and fourth stages of the Ochoalcubo project, including those by SANAASou FujimotoKengo KumaAlejandro Aravena and Atelier Bow Wow, after the break.

Extension in Casablanca / Ricardo Atanacio Balbontin

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Extension in Casablanca  / Ricardo Atanacio Balbontin, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

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Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 August, 2014
Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Nicolas Aranguiz S.
  • Construction

    Tierra Austral Ltda.
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +37

Manuel Anabalón Saez School Building / Gubbins Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Manuel Anabalón Saez School Building / Gubbins Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +67

  • Architects

  • Location

    Panguipulli, Panguipulli, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Victor Gubbins Browne
  • Project Area

    3800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Marcos Mendizabal

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paul Harris 1409, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
  • Project Area

    211.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +14

Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos, ©  Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Casablanca, Chile, Casablanca, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    UNOATRES Arquitectos, Francisca Anfruns, A-escala
  • Structure

    Alberto Ramírez Covo
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla +26

Puccio House / WMR Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Puccio House / WMR Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matanzas, Navidad, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +19

2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matanzas, Navidad, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +21

Swift House / WMR Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Swift House / WMR Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matanzas, Navidad, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Area

    285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +20

Casa Rupanco / duval+vives arquitectos

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Casa Rupanco / duval+vives arquitectos, Courtesy of d+vA | Duval + Vives Arquitectos
Courtesy of d+vA | Duval + Vives Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Rupanco, Valdivia, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Lead Architects

    Antonio Duval, Pablo Vives
  • Area

    245.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de d+vA | Duval + Vives Arquitectos

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