Open Call: Collective Habitat: International Competition For Collective Housing Ideas

15:45 - 14 April, 2016
Open Call: Collective Habitat: International Competition For Collective Housing Ideas, Collective Habitat Poster
Collective Habitat Poster

Collective Habitat is a competition for students and professionals which seeks to produce ideas to densify areas in or near the centers of 5 Chilean cities with collective housing. The goal is collect innovative architecture proposals that offer access to housing for middle and lower class families in well-served urban areas of Iquique, Valparaíso, Santiago, Concepción and Puerto Montt.

Only three A3 digital sheets are needed plus a 200 words summary. Proposals must be collective housing projects for middle and lower class families; they also could incorporate additional uses if the participant wants. There is no restriction in scale or materials,

Montt Varas Square / PLAN Arquitectos

13:00 - 11 April, 2016
Montt Varas Square / PLAN Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in charge

    Rodrigo Cáceres Moena, Alejandro Vargas Peyreblanque, Alvaro Gonzalez Bastías.
  • Area

    6650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +18

Casa S / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos

09:00 - 8 April, 2016
Casa S  / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +23

Laguna Condores Showroom / Fones Arquitectos

11:00 - 1 April, 2016
Laguna Condores Showroom / Fones Arquitectos, © Antonio Aros Dominguez
© Antonio Aros Dominguez
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Bernardo, San Bernardo, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolás Fones Claro
  • Collaborators Architect

    Antonio Aros Dominguez
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Antonio Aros Dominguez © Antonio Aros Dominguez © Antonio Aros Dominguez © Antonio Aros Dominguez +31

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Building / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

13:00 - 31 March, 2016
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Building / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rancagua, Rancagua, O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
  • Area

    5545.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +26

Noguera House / Riesco+Rivera arquitectos

11:00 - 30 March, 2016
© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +27

Over 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design Biennale

14:00 - 29 March, 2016
Over 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design Biennale, FREE City, the Mexico proposal. Image © FernandoRomeroEnterprisE
FREE City, the Mexico proposal. Image © FernandoRomeroEnterprisE

A total of 34 countries will participate in the inaugural London Design Biennale, according to a press release from the organization. Set to open on September 7th, the Biennale will center on the theme Utopia by Design, looking at “sustainability, migration, pollution, water and social equality,” among other issues. 

The theme was chosen in honor of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s “Utopia,” and the Biennale will be “the centerpiece” of the Somerset House’s year-long programme celebrating the text. “We chose the inaugural theme, Utopia by Design, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the publication of  Thomas More’s classic, and to reflect on the rich history of the modernist design it inspired,” said Christopher Turner, the Director of the London Design Biennale. 

The Biennale “will present newly commissioned works in contemporary design, design-led innovation, creativity and research,” bringing together “designers, innovators and cultural bodies” to explore “the role of design in our collective futures.” A diverse group of countries from five continents are set to participate: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, SouthAfrica, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK and the USA.

US installation. Image © CooperHewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum The Cybersyn operations room, inspiration for the Chilean installation. Image © Gui Bonsiepe Aid Drop Yaniv Kadosh_ACT Shenkar, Israel’s proposal. Image © Sasha Flit 'Monstera Deliciosa, Volume I', South Africa proposal. Image © Southern Guild +7

Showroom Delineare / Cristián Irarrázaval Andrews + Leonardo Eyzaguirre

09:00 - 27 March, 2016
Showroom Delineare / Cristián Irarrázaval Andrews + Leonardo Eyzaguirre, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +17

Following the Principles of Félix Candela: An Experimental Wood Workshop in Chile

12:00 - 18 March, 2016
Following the Principles of Félix Candela: An Experimental Wood Workshop in Chile, Courtesy of Taller Materialidad UTFSM 2015
Courtesy of Taller Materialidad UTFSM 2015

At the UTFSM in Valparaíso, Chile, architect Verónica Arcos developed a first-year studio centered around the theme of "materiality." 

Based on an application of math and geometry in the study of Mexican architect Félix Candela's work, the workshop sought to "put form in crisis and take it to its maximum expression."

Paravicini House / Cristian Hrdalo

11:00 - 16 March, 2016
Paravicini House / Cristian Hrdalo, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +23

Ludwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

19:00 - 4 March, 2016
Ludwig II / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gral Ludwig 4700, Las Condes, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Alvaro Romero T
  • Design Team

    Danilo Magni, Juan Santamaria, Leonardo Eyzaguirre
  • Area

    11466.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +12

2016 Venice Biennale Will Begin a "Crusade Against Indifference"

14:15 - 3 March, 2016

Yesterday, and for the first time in La Biennale's history, the press tour included a stop in the Southern Hemisphere. From his home city of Santiago, Alejandro Aravena shared more details about the upcoming exhibition in Chile's presidential palace (La Moneda) alongside the president of the Biennale and the president of Chile. 

The main information to emerge from the press conference was the presentation of the lone image that represents this year's Biennale and the announcement of the participants. In the video above, Aravena gracefully explains how Bruce Chatwin's image of German archaeologist Maria Reiche encapsulates "the Biennale as a whole." 

Aravena stressed that he wanted the disclaimer for the exhibition to be the exact opposite of "Don't Try This At Home." He explained, "Given the complexity and variety of challenges that architecture has to respond to, 'Reporting from the Front' will be about listening to those that were able to gain some perspective and consequently are in the position to share some knowledge and experiences with those of us standing on the ground."

Live Streaming from Santiago: Alejandro Aravena Speaks at the 2016 Venice Biennale Press Conference

11:03 - 2 March, 2016

Today at 10am EST, the press conference for the 2016 Venice Biennale will take place at Chile’s Presidential Palace La Moneda. During the conference Alejandro Aravena will present “Reporting from the Front,” his central exhibition for the Biennale. 

You can watch a live streaming of the press conference above. 

Alejandro Aravena y Paolo Baratta. Image © Natalia Espina bajo licencia CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / CNCA Conferencia de prensa sobre Bienal de Venecia 2016. Image © Natalia Espina bajo licencia CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / CNCA Ernesto Ottone, Alejandro Aravena y Paolo Baratta. Image © Natalia Espina bajo licencia CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / CNCA Michelle Bachelet, Alejandro Aravena y Paolo Baratta. Image © Natalia Espina bajo licencia CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / CNCA +5

De Pablo A Violeta / SCL – Studio Caceres Lazo

11:00 - 23 February, 2016
De Pablo A Violeta / SCL – Studio Caceres Lazo, © Pablo Casals Aguirre
© Pablo Casals Aguirre

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

ARQ Yearbook App Features Three Years of Academic Articles Related to Architecture and Urbanism

04:00 - 23 February, 2016
ARQ Yearbook App Features Three Years of Academic Articles Related to Architecture and Urbanism, Courtesy of ARQ Magazine
Courtesy of ARQ Magazine

ARQ Magazine, described as of the most prestigious academic architectural journals in Latin America, have released a new app (ARQ Yearbooks) dedicated to collecting and presenting English-language articles published in their magazine over the past three years. Since its foundation in 1980, ARQ (the journal of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Architecture in Santiago) has been published without interruption. In this new app, papers which address issues related to representation, construction techniques, urban history, cultural processes, landscape architecture and more have been aggregated together.

VIK Hotel / Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos

09:00 - 15 February, 2016
VIK Hotel / Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos, Courtesy of Viña VIK
Courtesy of Viña VIK

Courtesy of Viña VIK Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos Courtesy of Viña VIK Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos +21

Fire Training Camp / BMRG Arquitectos

15:00 - 12 February, 2016
Fire Training Camp / BMRG Arquitectos, © Mauricio Lorca
© Mauricio Lorca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    María José Bizama del P, Gonzalo Rudolphy B, Paula Bruna J
  • Area

    1480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Mauricio Lorca © Claudio Leiva © Claudio Leiva © Claudio Leiva +21

Jardines del Sur House / DX Arquitectos

09:00 - 11 February, 2016
Jardines del Sur House  / DX Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Antofagasta Region, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Juan Luzoro, Raul Chernilo
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +19