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El Litre Memorial / Matías Leyton

15:00 - 20 June, 2016
El Litre Memorial  / Matías Leyton, © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López.
© Matías Leyton, Antonieta López.

© Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. © Matías Leyton, Antonieta López. +30

Polycarbonate Cabin / Alejandro Soffia

13:00 - 17 June, 2016
Polycarbonate Cabin  / Alejandro Soffia, © Juan Durán Sierralta
© Juan Durán Sierralta

© Juan Durán Sierralta © Juan Durán Sierralta © Juan Durán Sierralta © Juan Durán Sierralta +20

From Chile to the World: Reporting From the Venice Biennale 2016

06:00 - 10 June, 2016
Grupo Talca. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Grupo Talca. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

In early March, at the Presidential Palace in Chile, a never before seen event took place for Chilean architecture. Architects, government officials as well as the media gathered for the first Venice Biennale press conference to be held in Spanish.

As the first South American selected to curate the Biennale, Alejandro Aravena was excited as he delivered the latest news on “Reporting from the Front,” the XV International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, which opened its doors to the public on May 28:

“The Biennale, the invited architects, as well as the curators, did not intend to do anything other than open a debate in which architecture can be used to improve quality of life through the sharing of knowledge. This debate holds more significance since we are speaking at the Presidential Palace because it conveys the message that these issues are important. Thank you so much for the opportunity and the chance to be here.”

The President’s presence at an event like this is a symbol that consolidates a chapter of progress and achievements in Chilean architecture. In the last two decades, Chilean architecture has positioned itself in the world as a force to be recognized, and Chilean architects are now obtaining international recognition, which would have been unimaginable a few years ago.

Las Escaleras Country House / Prado Arquitectos

11:00 - 6 June, 2016
Las Escaleras Country House  / Prado Arquitectos, © Daniel Pinilla
© Daniel Pinilla

© Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla © Daniel Pinilla +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hualpén, Hualpén, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • architect in Charge

    Cristián Prado, Tomás Prado, Raúl Espinoza
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Daniel Pinilla , Courtesy of Prado Arquitectos

Against The Tide: Inside Chile's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 5 June, 2016
Against The Tide: Inside Chile's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes
Courtesy of Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

Against the tide presents the efforts of a generation of young architects who have conceived, designed, and constructed works of architecture, while also arranging their financial and contractual aspects as part of the requirements for their professional degree in architecture. All they have in common is that they belong to the Central Valley of Chile, where they have returned following their academic training to contribute to their communities, creating architectural projects which connect to a set of places where the region’s campesinos and their families can live and work.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu Courtesy of Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +15

HG House / Cristian Hrdalo

15:00 - 2 June, 2016
HG House  / Cristian Hrdalo, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Cristian Hrdalo
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Nico Saieh, Courtesy of Cristian Hrdalo

The House and the Trees / Iglesis Arquitectos

13:00 - 1 June, 2016
The House and the Trees  / Iglesis Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
  • Author Architect

    Jorge Iglesis Guillard
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Makuc House / Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer

11:00 - 27 May, 2016
Makuc House  / Eugenio Ortúzar  + Tania Gebauer, Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer
Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer

Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiloé Archipelago, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer

Ñuñoa's 5th Fireman Brigade Headquarters Extension / Espiral Arquitectos

15:00 - 26 May, 2016
Ñuñoa's 5th Fireman Brigade Headquarters Extension / Espiral Arquitectos, © Kr Photography
© Kr Photography

© Kr Photography Courtesy of Espiral Courtesy of Espiral Courtesy of Espiral +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Grecia 2483, Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Jorge Brady B., León Duval C., Luis Felipe Venegas P.
  • Area

    1164.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Kr Photography , Courtesy of Espiral

House D / PANORAMA + WMR

11:00 - 24 May, 2016
House D / PANORAMA + WMR, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Matanzas, Navidad, O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Author Architects

    PANORAMA (Nicolás Valdés, Constanza Hagemann), WMR (Felipe Wedeles Jorge Manieu Macarena Rabat)
  • Area

    96.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Alejandro Aravena Is Profiled by Michael Kimmelman for T Magazine

06:00 - 23 May, 2016
Alejandro Aravena Is Profiled by Michael Kimmelman for T Magazine, © Anthony Cotsifas
© Anthony Cotsifas

On the eve of the Venice Biennale, The New York TimesMichael Kimmelman sits down with Alejandro Aravena in an intimate profile for T Magazine’s Beauty Issue. Visiting a number of projects by the architect and his office, Elemental, Kimmelman experiences socially minded architecture in an age of informal growth, income inequality, and mounting threats linked to climate change, all while learning about Aravena’s own path and growth as a practitioner. Although told by colleagues that he might be standoffish, Kimmelman finds Aravena to be “earnest, open, a little nerdy –– and deadly serious.”

Punta Sirena Hotel / WMR Arquitectos

09:00 - 17 May, 2016
Punta Sirena Hotel / WMR Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Curanipe, Pelluhue, Maule Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

CCP Pavilion / + República Portátil

13:00 - 16 May, 2016
CCP Pavilion  /  + República Portátil, © Gino Zavala Bianchi
© Gino Zavala Bianchi

© Gino Zavala Bianchi © Gino Zavala Bianchi © Gino Zavala Bianchi © Gino Zavala Bianchi +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza de la Independencia - Bernardo O'Higgins 630, Concepción, Concepción, Región del Bío Bío, Chile
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Siete Coigües House / Emil Osorio Schmied

11:00 - 13 May, 2016
Siete Coigües House  / Emil Osorio Schmied, © Fernando Ruz
© Fernando Ruz

© Fernando Ruz © Fernando Ruz © Fernando Ruz © Fernando Ruz +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valdivia, Valdivia, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Emil Osorio Schmied, Natalia Gajardo Herrera
  • Area

    115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Logistics, Sales and Shelter of Expedition Building / Bastias|Cardemil arquitectos + Sabbagh Arquitectos

15:00 - 12 May, 2016
Logistics, Sales and Shelter of Expedition Building / Bastias|Cardemil arquitectos + Sabbagh Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +21

Against the Tide: Chile’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 11 May, 2016

Curated by Juan Román and José Luis Uribe, Chile’s pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale will present 15 architecture projects that aim to transform the daily life of people living in rural areas of the country. 

Titled “Against the Tide,” the exhibition will feature the work of a new generation of architects – students from the School of Architecture of Talca. The projects were envisioned, designed and built by the students as part of their university graduation requirements.  

Call for Entries: SEE (Santiago Emergent Ecologies)

07:00 - 10 May, 2016
Call for Entries: SEE (Santiago Emergent Ecologies)

SEE (Santiago Emergent Ecologies) international ideas competition aims to articulate a series of concrete projects for the fringe comprised between the city of Santiago and the El Roble ecological conservation site (Sitio Proritario el Roble). The el Roble conservation site is one of the major reservoirs of biodiversity in Chile; its resources and ecosystemic relations have a direct impact on the environment and the quality of life in the Region of Santiago, and influence the potential economic development of the area.

Constitución Public Library / Sebastian Irarrázaval

09:00 - 3 May, 2016
Constitución Public Library  / Sebastian Irarrázaval, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Constitución, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Macarena Burdiles, Carlos Pesquera, Alicia Arguelles, Sebastián Mancera
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs