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Project of the Month: Casino and Hotel Ovalle

00:00 - 13 November, 2016
Project of the Month: Casino and Hotel Ovalle, Courtesy of Turner Arquitectos
Courtesy of Turner Arquitectos

Geography and climate are two important conditions that determine how people can live in a certain environment. When we add to this the cultural characteristics of a region, what appears, as Carl Sauer would say, is a "cultural landscape," a result of humankind’s settlement and adaptation to the territory. When architecture adopts a sensitivity to these conditions, and concerns itself with what the environment offers, living conditions take on a quality of lasting comfort.

For October’s Project of the Month we want to highlight the Casino and Hotel Ovalle by Turner Arquitectos, which adopts an aesthetic pertinent to the geography and cultural landscape of its location. ArchDaily en Español spoke with the project’s architects to find out more about their design.

La Quimera House / Ruca Proyectos

11:00 - 10 November, 2016
La Quimera House / Ruca Proyectos, © Ignacio Santa Maria
© Ignacio Santa Maria

© Ignacio Santa Maria © Ignacio Santa Maria © Ignacio Santa Maria © Ignacio Santa Maria +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aysén Province, XI Región, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Torres Alcalde
  • Area

    114.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

VPVC Office / DRAA

15:00 - 4 November, 2016
VPVC Office / DRAA, © Felipe Camus
© Felipe Camus

© Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Nicolas del Rio, Felipe Camus
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Lonquén School Gymnasium / COMUN Arquitectos

11:00 - 4 November, 2016
Lonquén School Gymnasium  / COMUN Arquitectos, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calera de Tango, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Arquitecto a Cargo

    Catalina González, Sebastián Yurjevic
  • Area

    923.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Arqwa House / Anf Arquitectos

09:00 - 2 November, 2016
Arqwa House / Anf Arquitectos, ©  Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Condominio San Andres, Lago Ranco, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Andres Nuñez Fuenzalida
  • Collaborators

    Sebastián León, Maria Jesus Montoro, Veronica Regazzoni
  • Project Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Dunalastair School Gymnasium / Patricio Schmidt + Alejandro Dumay

12:00 - 31 October, 2016
Dunalastair School Gymnasium / Patricio Schmidt  + Alejandro Dumay , © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

International Open Call: XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile 2017

14:14 - 27 October, 2016
International Open Call: XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile 2017

Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile and the XX Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de Chile curatorial team, invite international professionals to participate in the exhibition, to be held a second consecutive year at the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso. Aspiring towards a biennial open to citizens rather than closed to the discipline, the biennial is titled “Diálogos Impostergables”, and for the first time will include citizen's initiatives.

Rey Vitacura / CARREÑO SARTORI arquitectos

12:00 - 24 October, 2016
Rey Vitacura / CARREÑO SARTORI arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

© Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gerónimo de Alderete 1155, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
  • Area

    595.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Pura Vida Cabins / WMR arquitectos

10:00 - 24 October, 2016
Pura Vida Cabins / WMR arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bajada Peatonal a Puertecillo, Navidad, VI Región, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Felipe Wedeles, Macarena Rabat, Jorge Manieu
  • Area

    313.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Bahá’í Temple / Hariri Pontarini Architects

15:10 - 12 October, 2016
Courtesy of Asamblea Espiritual Nacional de los Bah·'Ìs de Chile + Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Asamblea Espiritual Nacional de los Bah·'Ìs de Chile + Hariri Pontarini Architects

© Daniela Galdames © Daniela Galdames © Daniela Galdames © Daniela Galdames +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Diagonal Las Torres, Penalolen, Region Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Siamak Hariri
  • Project Manager

    Doron Meinhard
  • Project Architect

    Justin Ford
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Asamblea Espiritual Nacional de los Bah·'Ìs de Chile + Hariri Pontarini Architects, Daniela Galdames

Casino and Hotel Ovalle / Turner Arquitectos

10:00 - 3 October, 2016
Casino and Hotel Ovalle / Turner Arquitectos, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ovalle, Coquimbo Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Patrick Turner, Josefina Vergara, Gastón Fuenzalida
  • Collaborator Architects

    Rodrigo Mardones, Isidora Puelma, Andrea Borraez, Julián Elorrieta y Jasmin May
  • Area

    14020 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Maiten House / Cristian Hrdalo

11:00 - 26 September, 2016
Maiten House / Cristian Hrdalo, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Cristian Hrdalo © Guy Wenborne +33

Nida House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

09:00 - 12 September, 2016
Nida House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen, © Pezo von Ellrichshausen
© Pezo von Ellrichshausen

© Pezo von Ellrichshausen © Pezo von Ellrichshausen © Pezo von Ellrichshausen © Pezo von Ellrichshausen +16

Padre Renato Poblete River Park / Boza Arquitectos

15:00 - 7 September, 2016
Padre Renato Poblete River Park  / Boza Arquitectos, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo Courtesy of Cristian Boza Wilson +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av Costanera Sur 3201, Quinta Normal, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Cristián Boza D, Cristián Boza W, Diego Labbé, Eduardo Ruiz-Risueño, Michel Carles Tapia
  • Collaborators

    Pedro Pedraza,Víctor Reyman, Karina Lecaros,Felipe Selman, Víctor Alegría
  • Promoter and Client

    Gobierno de Chile – Ministerio de Obras Publicas MOP
  • Project year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Felipe Díaz Contardo , Cortesía de Cristian Boza Wilson , Guy Wenborne

Malleco Governorship / Francisco Javier Correa, Cristóbal Fernández, Pedro Hoffmann, Andrés Mas, Sebastián Mundi, Sol Pérez Martinez

14:00 - 30 August, 2016
Malleco Governorship / Francisco Javier Correa, Cristóbal Fernández, Pedro Hoffmann,  Andrés Mas, Sebastián Mundi, Sol Pérez Martinez, © Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla +23

These are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona

06:00 - 23 August, 2016

After four months of research identifying works in Latin America and the Caribbean that met the eligibility criteria of the 'Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona: open / collective  spaces' a list of finalist has been compiled. Members of the International Curatorial Committee, architects Ana Maria Duran (Andean Region), Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil Region) and Fernando Diez (Southern Cone Region), and Art History background Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Region), postulated a total of 62 works covering the four regions. 

On the 5th of August, upon completion of a shortlist the International Curatorial Committee selected 20 works whose authors will be invited by Rogelio Salmona Foundation to participate in the second round of this award.

Here are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona.

RH House / Estudio Base Arquitectos

12:00 - 18 August, 2016
RH House / Estudio Base Arquitectos, © Jesus Letelier
© Jesus Letelier

© Jesus Letelier © Jesus Letelier © Jesus Letelier © Jesus Letelier +30

“Beyond the City”: A Captivating Look at the Design of the Hinterland

08:30 - 17 August, 2016
Courtesy of University of Texas Press
Courtesy of University of Texas Press

Felipe Correa’s latest book “Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America” takes us to a region that architects and urban designers typically have neglected—the hinterland. The South American hinterland provides a unique subject of analysis as it has typically been urbanized for its natural resources, which are tethered back to the coastal cities where these resources are either consumed or distributed to global markets. Within this context, the hinterland is viewed as a frontier whose wilderness is to be tamed, put to work, and territorialized through infrastructure and urban design. Beyond the City provides an insightful look into these processes and the unique urban experiments that emerged in South America. Organized by five case studies, Beyond the City is tied together by what Correa has termed “resource extraction urbanism,” which he links to “new and experimental urban identities in the context of government-sponsored resource extraction frontiers.” Written as a lucid historical account that anchors the discussion within the political, economic, and social context, as well as within global design discourse, the book is also projective—setting the table for a series of questions on how design can act in these landscapes.