Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo
Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo

Ochoalcubo (Eight-Cubed) is a pioneering project in Chile that seeks to unite leading Chilean and Japanese practices with ground-breaking architecture. The collaborative enterprise was started by Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who began working in Chile in the 1980s and who has always been a strong advocate for innovative design and architecture in the country. For a nation that boasts more than forty individual schools of architecture, the ever growing number of professionals seems to have had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Faced with the seemingly infinite landscape of 'cookie-cutter housing' in the suburbs, Godoy implemented Ochoalcubo in order to provide opportunities for young professionals, alongside fostering a new kind of appreciation for the profession itself. With a large number of architects having taken part in the first stage, including Smiljan Radic (designer of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion), the third and fourth stage of what is certainly one of the world's largest active architectural laboratories will be launched in the coming days.

See images from all sixteen proposals from third and fourth stages of the Ochoalcubo project, including those by SANAASou FujimotoKengo KumaAlejandro Aravena and Atelier Bow Wow, after the break.

Valparaíso Cultural Park / HLPS

01:00 - 21 December, 2012
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cárcel 471, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architecture

    Jonathan Holmes, Martin Labbé, Carolina Portugueis, Osvaldo Spichiger
  • Collaborators

    Nicolás Frienkel, Jorge Síviero, Carolina Moore
  • Engineer

    Luis Soler and Associates
  • Acoustics

    Carla Badani
  • Illumination

    Limarí Lighting Design Ltda.
  • Landscape

    Paulina Courard
  • Construction

    Bravo Izquierdo Construction Ltd.
  • Fiscal Inspection

    David Green – Andrea Palma
  • Technical Inspection

  • Area

    8711.0 m2
  • Year

  • Photographs

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House In Machalí / HLPS

01:00 - 9 January, 2012
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Juan, Machalí, Chile
  • Architects

    Carolina Portugueis, Martín Labbé
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year


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