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PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal

11:00 - 18 August, 2015
PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +29

ONEMI Building / Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos

11:00 - 17 August, 2015
ONEMI Building / Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos, Onemi Gif. Image © Nico Saieh
Onemi Gif. Image © Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Teodoro Fernández Larrañaga, Sebastián Hernández Silva, Pablo Alfaro Vial, Danilo Lagos Serrano
  • Project Area

    5947.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Mirador House / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos

13:00 - 8 August, 2015
The Mirador House  / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

© Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal +22

ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition

08:00 - 8 August, 2015
ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition, First Place External Rendered View. Image Courtesy of ARKXSITE
First Place External Rendered View. Image Courtesy of ARKXSITE

ARKxSITE has announced the winners of its call for ideas for a hypothetical contemporary Art Centre to be built in the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Open to architecture students and architects under 40 years of age, entrants were challenged to preserve the significant cultural, historical and landscape elements of the Fortress of Cresmina, celebrating the existing ruins to create a unique experience for visitors. The jury comprised Alberto Mottola, (demogo studio di architettura, Italy), Felipe Grallert (Felipe Grallert Arquitectos, Chile) and Rasmus Jessing (COBE, Denmark). See the third, second and first place winners after the break.

Awasi Patagonia Hotel / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido

09:00 - 7 August, 2015
Awasi Patagonia Hotel  / Felipe Assadi  + Francisca Pulido , © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Torres de Paine, XII Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
  • Project Team

    Trinidad Schönthaler, Sebastian Delpino
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +29

Huinganal School / Re Arquitectos

09:00 - 17 July, 2015
Huinganal School / Re Arquitectos, © Estudio Ibañez
© Estudio Ibañez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Panorámica Sur, Lo Barnechea, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in charge

    Rodrigo Errazuriz H, Felipe Carvallo W, Eduardo Labra B, Ivan Farias V, Pablo Phillips R, Giulio Di Guiseppe V.
  • Area

    4567.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Estudio Ibañez

© Estudio Ibañez © Estudio Ibañez © Estudio Ibañez © Estudio Ibañez +25

GB House / emA Arquitectos

13:00 - 14 July, 2015
GB House / emA Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Quintero, Quintero, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in charge

    Orlando Etcheberrigaray P.
  • Construction

    Sebastián Gandarillas V.
  • Project Area

    223.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +25

Remote House / Felipe Assadi

11:00 - 13 July, 2015
Remote House / Felipe Assadi, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Courtesy of Felipe Assadi © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +27

Ennead Teams Up with Chilean Architects to Design Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center

12:51 - 9 July, 2015
Ennead Teams Up with Chilean Architects to Design Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

As a result of a public competition, the Chilean Regional Government has commissioned Ennead Architects to collaborate with Chilean architects Cristian Sanhueza and Cristian Ostertag on the design of the Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center. Planned for a site within the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Puerto Williams, a town on Navarino Island in the Chilean Sub-Antarctic Province, the center will provide a home for the Biocultural Research and Conservation Program led by Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, Professor at the University of North Texas, the Universidad de Magallanes and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity.

Garage Art Studio / Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel

09:00 - 8 July, 2015
Garage Art Studio / Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel, Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel
Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel

Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel +26

“Your Reflection” Selected as Winning Proposal of YAP_Constructo Chile

08:00 - 7 July, 2015
“Your Reflection” Selected as Winning Proposal of YAP_Constructo Chile, Courtesy of Guillermo Hevia García + Nicolás Urzúa
Courtesy of Guillermo Hevia García + Nicolás Urzúa

Chilean architects, Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa Soler, have been selected as the winners of the 2015 Young Architects Program (YAP) Constructo in Chile for their installation proposal, “Your Reflection." The installation will be inaugurated in March 2016 in Santiago, and aims “to build an uncertain experience, a situation of estrangement” so that the visitor is waiting to see “what is going to surprise them in the next place." 

Along with New York, Istanbul, Rome and Seoul, Yap Contructo (Chile) is one of five versions of the Young Architects Program (YAP), carried out by MoMA and MoMA PS1, which aims to “support research in innovative design and promote emerging talent.” 

Learn more about the proposal after the break. 

Las Trancas House / Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

09:00 - 6 July, 2015
Las Trancas House  / Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews, Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews
Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews

Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews Courtesy of Cristian Irarrázaval Andrews +19

How Chile's Bahá'í Temple Uses High Technology to Create a Spiritual Space

09:30 - 29 June, 2015
How Chile's Bahá'í Temple Uses High Technology to Create a Spiritual Space, © Bahá’í Temple of South America
© Bahá’í Temple of South America

Now nearing completion just outside SantiagoHariri Pontarini Architects' Bahá'í Temple of South America is currently one of the most significant religious construction projects in the world. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Sacred Structure," Guy Horton relates how - despite being in progress for almost a decade already - the design has changed remarkably little from the initial design sketch, using the latest technology to create a spiritual and emotional space.

For the last few years, in the Andean foothills just outside Santiago, Chile, a mysterious orb-like structure has been slowly rising under construction cranes. The new Bahá’i Temple of South America will be the first of its kind on the continent when it opens in 2016. It has been a historic journey for the Bahá’i faith in this part of the world—Bahá’i first arrived in Chile in 1919—and a patient journey for the architects, engineers, and builders who have brought the temple to life through a decade-long process of innovation.

The engineering firms were key to keeping the integrity of the architectural form. Even in the final stages, Gartner Steel and Glass came up with a new approach that eliminated the sub-frame, saving over $850,000. Image Courtesy of Guy Wenborne It's been over a decade since the architects of South America's first Baha'i Temple sketched out its design. “The shape never changed from what it was on the computer in 2003,” says Doron Meinhard, project manager and associate-in-charge of Hariri Pontarini Architects. Image Courtesy of Guy Wenborne © Bahá’í Temple of South America The interior surface of the nine “sails” (above) is marble, the exterior is cast glass developed by artist Jeff Goodman. He took great care, using lab-grade borosilicate to avoid any thermal stress. SGH then put the material through rigorous testing: subjecting it to freeze and thaw cycles, and submerging it fully in water. Then, because the 2,000 panels on each of the sails are all unique, the seismic load on every single one had to be tested. Image Courtesy of Justin Ford +8

Palacio Las Majadas de Pirque / Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos

09:00 - 27 June, 2015
Palacio Las Majadas de Pirque / Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos, © Felipe Lavín
© Felipe Lavín

© Felipe Lavín Courtesy of Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos © Felipe Lavín © Felipe Lavín +23

Pigeon Loft / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

11:00 - 25 June, 2015
Pigeon Loft / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, © Pia Melero
© Pia Melero

© Pia Melero © Pia Melero Courtesy of Schmidt Architects © Pia Melero +16

House on Todos Los Santos Lake / Apio Arquitectos

03:00 - 25 June, 2015
House on Todos Los Santos Lake / Apio Arquitectos, © Alejandra Valenzuela
© Alejandra Valenzuela

© Alejandra Valenzuela © Alejandra Valenzuela © Alejandra Valenzuela © Alejandra Valenzuela +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Todos Los Santos 10, Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt, X Región, Chile
  • Architect in charge

    Angie Chadwick Stuardo
  • Project Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

Ismael 312 Apart Hotel / Estudio Larrain

13:00 - 20 June, 2015
Ismael 312 Apart Hotel / Estudio Larrain, © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
© Rodrigo Larrain Illanes

Courtesy of Estudio Larrain © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes +24

H House / PAARQ Arquitectos

11:00 - 19 June, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Punta de Lobos, O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Patricio Araya Rodriguez
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Paula Monroy © Paula Monroy © Paula Monroy © Paula Monroy +29