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Single-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 Arquitectos

  • Architects: CO2 Arquitectos
  • Location: Tunquen, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: Cristián Oliva C., Camilo Oliva A.
  • Area: 207.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Productora AndesEmpire

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AD Interviews: Pedro Alonso, Curator of the Chilean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

We had the chance to sit down with Pedro Alonso, one of the curators of the Chilean pavilion “Monolith Controversies,” at the 2014 Venice Biennale, to learn more about the concept and inspiration behind the Silver Lion-winning pavilion. “We were interested in demonstrating that architects didn’t absorb modernity, but rather, they supplied it. The ones who absorbed it were the workers and the people,” Alonso told us, outside of a replica of a Chilean apartment – the entrance to the Pavilion. “The absorption of modernity has to do with the pieces we are exhibiting. For example, this apartment, the apartment of Mrs. Silvia Gutiérrez in Viña del Mar, which is an exact replica – object by object- of the 518 things that make up her living room.”

Rocas House / Studio MK27 + 57STUDIO

  • Architects: Studio MK27, 57STUDIO
  • Location: El Pangue, Zapallar, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Author: Marcio Kogan
  • Co Author: Renata Furlanetto, Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot
  • Project Team: Carlos Costa, Diana Radomysler, Laura Guedes, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas
  • Project Area: 460.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Lo Curro House / Nicolas Loi

  • Architects: Nicolas Loi
  • Location: Lo Curro, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal

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Casa en Peñalolén / Planmaestro

  • Architects: Planmaestro
  • Location: Los Cerezos 5981, Peñalolén, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob

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AD Round Up: Smiljan Radic

Although previously unknown except in his native Chile, architect Smiljan Radic has recently received international attention for his design of this year’s pavilion for London’s Serpentine Galleries. His latest and largest undertaking yet, a winery outside of Santiago, has been featured in this article by the New York Times. And now, his Mestizo Restaurant has been named one of the seven most outstanding 21st century projects in the Americas. If you're unfamiliar with Radic's unique works, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of our favorites for you to explore, including his Serpentine PavilionCopper House 2, the Mestizo Restaurant, a bus stop for the town of Krumbach, Austria, and his renovation of the Chilean Museum for Pre-Columbian Art. Enjoy!

House in Vitacura / Izquierdo Lehmann

  • Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann
  • Location: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann
  • Area: 983.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Roland Halbe

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This Floating Platform Could Filter the Plastic from our Polluted Oceans

"Plastic is an extremely durable material, taking 500 years to biodegrade, yet it's designed to be used for an average of 5 minutes, and so it's thrown away. Few know where this mass of junk will end up ... in the oceans, killing and silently destroying everything, even us."

Cristian Ehrmantraut has developed a prototype for a floating platform that filters the ocean and absorbs plastic. Located 4 km from the coast of Easter Island, close to the center of the mega-vortex of plastic located in the South Pacific, the tetrahedral platform performs a kind of dialysis, allowing the natural environment to be recovered as well as energy and food to be produced.

Casa en El Arrayán / Planmaestro + Cristián Schmitt Rivera

  • Architects: Planmaestro, Cristián Schmitt Rivera
  • Location: Arrayán, Lo Barnechea, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Structure: Eduardo Zégers
  • Area: 107.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Mathias Jacob

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Artiagoitia House / Raimundo Anguita

  • Architects: Raimundo Anguita
  • 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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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9

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"

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.

More on Casa OchoQuebradas after the break

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Transmission Central / UMWELT + Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

  • Architects: UMWELT, 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

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla

Tierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán Fontaine

  • Architects: Alberto Browne + Hernán Fontaine
  • Location: Catapilco, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Alberto Browne

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