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Future Architecture Platform Reveals 2017 Laureates

11:16 - 1 February, 2017
Future Architecture Platform Reveals 2017 Laureates, Courtesy of Future Architecture Platform
Courtesy of Future Architecture Platform

Following a second call for ideas from the Future Architecture Platform (MAO), a total of 337 ideas by 594 authors from 56 countries were submitted and distributed for public vote. 14,381 valid votes were logged by the organisation, and Assembling Narratives by Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou (Greece) was chosen the favorite. She is one of a further 24 selected creatives who will be invited to participate at the Matchmaking Conference in late February at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana.

UC Architecture School Building / Gonzalo Claro

12:00 - 25 January, 2017
UC Architecture School Building / Gonzalo Claro, © Philippe Blanc
© Philippe Blanc

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Philippe Blanc © Philippe Blanc + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Comendador 1936, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Associate architect

    Pablo Levine
  • Design Team

    Sarah Kutz, Rafaela Behrens
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Rural Health Clinic / SAA arquitectura + territorio, Cristobal Vial Decombe

16:00 - 23 January, 2017
Rural Health Clinic / SAA  arquitectura + territorio, Cristobal Vial Decombe, © Sergio Araneda
© Sergio Araneda

© Sergio Araneda © Sergio Araneda © Sergio Araneda © Sergio Araneda + 16

How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO

08:00 - 23 January, 2017
How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO, "The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine
"The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine

This article, written by Svetlana Kondratyeva and translated by Olga Baltsatu for Strelka Magazine, examines the most interesting cases of the role of culture in sustainable urban development based on the UNESCO report.

UNESCO published the Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development in the fall of 2016. Two UN events stimulated its creation: a document entitled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which emphasizes seventeen global goals for future international collaboration, was signed in September of 2015 at the Summit in New York. Habitat III, the conference held once in twenty years and dedicated to housing and sustainable urban development, took place in Ecuador in October of 2016. The question of culture’s role in urban development, and what problems it can solve, was raised at both events. To answer it, UNESCO summarized global experience and included successful cases of landscaping, cultural politics, events, and initiatives from different corners of the world in the report.

Office Building Kennedy-Wisconsin / Alemparte-Morelli y Asociados Arquitectos

11:00 - 18 January, 2017
Office Building Kennedy-Wisconsin  / Alemparte-Morelli y Asociados Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal + 31

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

DSC House / Estudio Leyton

14:00 - 11 January, 2017
DSC House / Estudio Leyton, © Josefina Leyton
© Josefina Leyton

© Josefina Leyton © Josefina Leyton © Josefina Leyton © Josefina Leyton + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lo Barnechea, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Gonzalo Leyton
  • Area

    260.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

AA Easter Rising: Visiting School to Easter Island

08:30 - 6 January, 2017
AA Easter Rising: Visiting School to Easter Island, Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, Archaeology of Things Larger Than Earth. Film, 2m 30s. Exhibited at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, 2016. Compiled, edited and produced by Jose Hernandez. Copyrights: Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, 2016.
Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, Archaeology of Things Larger Than Earth. Film, 2m 30s. Exhibited at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, 2016. Compiled, edited and produced by Jose Hernandez. Copyrights: Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, 2016.

The 2017 Visiting School to Chile aims at studying from architectural, urban, and territorial perspectives, a series of infrastructures that since the 1960s have been installed in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) because of its extraordinary strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean. These include satellite tracking equipment, seismology and GPS tools, and radio-nuclear detection instruments that came to define global technological projects in the island. In particular, the workshop will focus its attention in the Mataveri Airport which – being the remotest runway in the world – was paved in the 1960s by the United States for the installation of a (currently abandoned) strategic base and extended again by NASA in the 1980s to become emergency landing for space shuttles. The island, in opposition to usual associations to isolation, was instead expedient for the setting of larger technological networks.

Municipal Gym of Salamanca / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

09:00 - 3 January, 2017
Municipal Gym of Salamanca / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Matilde Salamanca, Salamanca, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
  • Area

    3257.9 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House in Piedra Roja / 332 Arquitectos

15:00 - 28 December, 2016
House in Piedra Roja  / 332 Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colina, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Paola Adrovez, Rafael Bas y Daniel Díaz
  • Area

    364.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New York Times Names Alejandro Aravena Among 28 "Creative Geniuses" of 2016

14:00 - 28 December, 2016
New York Times Names Alejandro Aravena Among 28 "Creative Geniuses" of 2016, Alejandro Aravena at TEDGlobal 2014. Image © TED Conference (Flickr) licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Alejandro Aravena at TEDGlobal 2014. Image © TED Conference (Flickr) licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Chilean architect Alejandro has been selected as one of "28 creative geniuses who defined culture in 2016" by the New York Times, in a list that includes personalities such as First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, singer Lady Gaga, photographer William Eggleston and designer Junya Watanabe.

Aravena achieved spectacular success this year, being awarded the Pritzker Prize in January and acting as director of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale which opened in May. Through his work, he directed a discussion about the role of architects and their impact on society.

El Internado / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

13:00 - 23 December, 2016
El Internado  / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © José Benasco + 32

Quelen Ark / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA

15:00 - 16 December, 2016
Quelen Ark / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA, © José Luis Saavedra
© José Luis Saavedra

© José Luis Saavedra © José Luis Saavedra © José Luis Saavedra © José Luis Saavedra + 46

Machagua House / Croxatto y Opazo Arquitectos

13:00 - 15 December, 2016
Machagua House / Croxatto y Opazo Arquitectos, © Daniel Casado Bissone
© Daniel Casado Bissone

© Daniel Casado Bissone © Daniel Casado Bissone © Daniel Casado Bissone © Daniel Casado Bissone + 27

Leyda House / Alfredo González Briceño + Ignacio Rojas Hirigoyen

09:00 - 11 December, 2016
Leyda House  / Alfredo González Briceño + Ignacio Rojas Hirigoyen, © Rodrigo Daza
© Rodrigo Daza

© Rodrigo Daza © Rodrigo Daza © Rodrigo Daza © Rodrigo Daza + 15

San Miguel de Tango Convention Center / PAR Arquitectos

15:00 - 6 December, 2016
San Miguel de Tango Convention Center / PAR Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta

© Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lonquén Sur, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Tomás Pardo.
  • Area

    1016.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA

09:00 - 3 December, 2016
Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA, Courtesy of Factoría
Courtesy of Factoría

Courtesy of Factoría Courtesy of Factoría Courtesy of Factoría Courtesy of Factoría + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Lanalhue, Cañete, Región Bío Bío, Chile
  • Project Year

    2016

Assemble House / PAR Arquitectos

09:00 - 2 December, 2016
Assemble House / PAR Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta

© Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Cabras, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Tomás Pardo
  • Area

    138.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016