Artiagoitia House / Raimundo Anguita

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
© Oliver Yaneza
© Oliver Yaneza
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Oliver Yaneza

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Rambla House / LAND Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

This July 9th, the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) - for which 36 outstanding projects have been shortlisted - will be announced in Santiago, Chile. Our editor-in-chief, David Basulto, has been named a founding member of the International Advisory Council of MCHAP, and ArchDaily will be covering the event. Read on after the break for details of the event.

ELEMENTAL's OchoQuebradas: "The Spirit of the Primitive"

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Courtesy of Elemental
Courtesy of Elemental

Elemental's design for Casa OchoQuebradas draws on the rugged landscape of its site, a cliff on the coast of Chile, to create a rugged, even primitive weekend house design of concrete volumes. Inspired by their idea that "a weekend house is ultimately a kind of retreat where people allowed themselves to suspend the conventions of life and go back to a more essential living," the house is a simple composition which incorporates such features as a main room which can be opened up to the outdoors and a central open fire.

Transmission Central / UMWELT + Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

01:00 - 26 June, 2014
© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla
  • Architects

    UMWELT · Office Profile, Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
  • Location

    San Cristóbal Hill, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    UMWELT + Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Felipe Fontecilla

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Tierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán Fontaine

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Courtesy of Alberto Browne
Courtesy of Alberto Browne

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House for 60 Friends / Martin Hurtado

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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House N°2 / Martin Hurtado

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
Courtesy of Martin Hurtado
Courtesy of Martin Hurtado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Araucanía Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    481.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Martin Hurtado

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Chile's "Monolith Controversies" - Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
Monolith Controversies. Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh
Monolith Controversies. Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh

Between 1931 and 1981, the Soviet Union exported a prefab concrete panel system for housing - whose development and exportation embodied the ideals of the modern movement - to countries around the world, creating more than 170 million apartments. In 1972, during the socialist government of Salvador Allende, the USSR donated a panel factory to Chile. The Chile KPD (an acronym derived from the Russian words for “large concrete panel”) produced a total of 153 buildings during its operation, before being shut down and forgotten during the military dictatorship.

The full story of the concrete panels produced in Chile had been buried in history, but research conducted by curators Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola for the Chile Pavilion has resurfaced the political, ideological and aesthetic implications of the panel. Monolith Controversies not only shows the technical aspects of a fundamental element of a prefab building system, but also demonstrates how it was connected to an ideology. Upon entering the Chile pavilion, visitors find themselves in the recreation of an interior of one of the apartments. Next they enter the main space, in which one concrete panel found by the curators stands as the representation of how modernity was absorbed in Chile.

In the Absorbing Modernity section of the Biennale, Koolhaas asked curators from all over the world to bring to light the ways modernism developed in their countries. The work done by the Chilean curators in the Monolith Controversies exhibition is one of the best examples of this call, recognized by the jury with the Silver Lion. Read on for the curator’s statement.

Monolith Controversies. Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh Monolith Controversies. Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh Monolith Controversies. Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh Monolith Controversies. Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh +17

Tunquén House / Nicolas Loi

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
© Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tunquen, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Marcos Mendizabal

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Synagogue and Community Center C.I.S. / JBA + Gabriel Bendersky + Richard von Moltke

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld
  • Architects

    JBA · Office Profile, Gabriel Bendersky , Richard von Moltke
  • Location

    Comandante Malbec 13210, Lo Barnechea, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    JBA (Jaime Bendersky Arquitectos), Gabriel Bendersky, Richard von Moltke
  • Area

    10218.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Aryeh Kornfeld

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Alianza Francesa Jean Mermoz School / Guillermo Hevia García + Nicolás Urzúa Soler

01:00 - 9 June, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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Fauna Hotel / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

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Grupo Talca Wins 2014 YAP CONSTRUCTO with “Wicker Forest”

00:00 - 31 May, 2014
© Grupo Talca
© Grupo Talca

Grupo Talca’s four meter “Wicker Forest” has been announced as winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in Chile. Designed as an inhabitable landscape of wicker sticks, the red forested structure will “catch particles dragged by the wind, while providing shade and movement” to the visitors of CONSTRUCTO upon completion in Santiago next year. 

Grupo Talca is the fifth winner of YAP Chile, following the commission of UMWELT’s “climatically responsive container for artwork.” You can find more images of the Wicker Forest, after the break... 

Boulevard Las Brujas / Mas Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

    Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart
  • Location

    Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Santa Maria, Danilo Magni, Alvaro Romero
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Pablo Casals-Aguirre · Photographer Profile, Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

Casa CBI / SGGB Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair
  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Sebastián Guevara Sinclair
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair

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GIZ / FAR frohn&rojas

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas
Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas

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