San Francisco Javier School / Martin Hurtado Covarrubias & Sergio Quintana Felice Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: & Sergio Quintana Felice Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Guillermo Gallardo 269, , Los Lagos Region, Chile
Area: 27030 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Raul House / Mathias Klotz

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Architects: Mathias Klotz
Location: Laguna de Aculeo,
Project Architects: (KLOTZ y ASOC), Magdalena Bernstein
Area: 180 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Mathias Klotz

House in Maitencillo / Patricio Cortese Opazo

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Architects: Patricio Cortese Opazo
Location: ,
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo

Ochoalcubo: Japan + Chile

Sou Fujimoto and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) at the Ochoquebradas site © Courtesy of Max Nuñez

In , a very special project is being developed.

Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who started his business in Chile in the 80′s, has always been an advocate for design and architecture in the country. In Chile, more than 40 schools of architecture have flooded the market, but the ever growing number of professionals has had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Seeing the almost infinite landscape of cookie cutter housing in the suburbs, Godoy asked himself: why not break this model into smaller pieces, each designed by a particular architect, each an opportunity for a young professional? With this in mind, and to foster the appreciation for architects, Eduardo and his team at Interdesign started a project called “Ochoalcubo” (Eight-Cubed). His original idea was to make 8 projects, with 8 buildings designed each by 8 architects, to create developments where the singularity of each piece was key, in order to demonstrate how the individuality of the architect could result in good architecture.

Colico Workshop / Cavagnaro Rojo Arquitectos

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Architects: Cavagnaro Rojo Arquitectos
Location: , IX Región, Chile
Architects In Charge: Carlos Cavagnaro, Daniel Rojo
Area: 45 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Cavagnaro Rojo Arquitectos

San Sebastián School / Tidy Arquitectos

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Architects: Tidy Arquitectos
Location: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, , Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architects In Charge: Ian Tidy, Albert Tidy, Cecilia Aldunate
Area: 3,593 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Marcelo Cáceres

Los Riscos House / Rodrigo Eterovic

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Architects: Rodrigo Eterovic
Location: , X Región de Los Lagos,
Contractor: Rodrigo Eterovic, José Vargas
Structural Engineer: Drago Eterovic Martic
Area: 220 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Rodrigo Eterovic

L House / LAARQ

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Architects: LAARQ
Location: Pichilemu,
Architect In Charge: José Ignacio Letelier O., Laura Aldea Dalidet
Calculation: Sebastián Silva Vargas
Construction: Construcciones Carreño
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of LAARQ

Huillinco Lake House / Del Campo – Labbe

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Architects: Del Campo – Labbe
Location: Lago Huillinco, Chiloe,
Architects In Charge: Carolina del Campo Ruiz-Clavijo, Nicole Labbé Gundelach
Project Area: 78 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Cortesia de Del Campo – Labbe

Cantagua House / Daniela Uribe Architects

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Location: , Valparaíso, Chile
Project Architects: Daniela Uribe, Macarena Urzua
Area: 450 sqm
Photographs: Veronica Troncoso

Country House Punta Callao / Gestaa

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Architects: Gestaa
Location: Región de los Lagos,
Architect In Charge: Tomás Alvarez Robledo
Collaborators: Eduardo Sánchez, Nicolás Marileo, Juan Pablo Labbe, Francisco Vera
Constructor: Stamparini Mendez
Area: 247 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Gestaa

Territoria / Cazú Zegers

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Architects: Cazú Zegers
Location: Isidora Goyenechea, Las Condes, Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Cazú Zegers
Area: 1825.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Carlos Eguiguren

House 39 / Alex Plana

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Architects: Alex Plana
Location: Curicó, VII Región del Maule,
Contractor: José Luis Pavez
Structural Engineer: Ariel Avendaño
Area: 255 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Blanco

Manquehue Clinical Center of Clínica Alemana / Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W

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Architects: Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W
Location: Manquehue, Vitacura, Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Marcela Quilodrán B, Gustavo Greene W
Design Team: Carolina Figueroa O
Area: 35458.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nico Saieh

Molymet Corporate Building / David Rodriguez Arquitectos

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Architects: David Rodriguez Arquitectos
Location: Av. Portales, San Bernardo, Metropolitan Region,
Architects In Charge: David Rodriguez Cuevas , David Rodriguez Cañas, Maria Jose Sanchez M.
Architect On Site: Raul Manzano R.
Area: 4200.0 m2
Year: 2012
Photography: Pedro Mutis

Assess: Who Cares for Chilean Cities?

“Assess: Chile at Columbia” is an initiative led by the Latin Lab at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s (GSAPP) of that discusses, in several formats, the state of contemporary cities in the southern country by addressing the question: who cares for Chilean cities?

This project aims to raise questions and skip external, often patronizing understandings of Chilean practices. To do so, “Assess: at Columbia” invites Chilean scholars who— closely in touch with both national practices and international debates in the fields of architecture, public space, and urban projects—are uniquely positioned to initiate a critical conversation.

Distinguished Chilean scholars Luis Eduardo Bresciani, Romy Hecht, and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce selected three projects to represent each of the aforementioned categories in the exhibition Answers form Architecture, Public Space and Urban Projects, to be held on the 100 Level of Avery Hall. This show will inform the Conference “Who cares for Chilean cities?,” at which renowned US-based scholars Saskia Sassen, Stan Allen, and Iñaki Ábalos will assess the topics and works presented by their Chilean peers, opening up a further discussion moderated by GSAPP faculty Clara Irazábal, Galia Solomonoff, and Enrique Walker.

Mirador House Punta De Gallo / Rodrigo Santa María

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Architects: Rodrigo Santa María
Location: Tunquén,
Architect In Charge:
Structural Engineer: Osvaldo Peñaloza
Construction: Mario Lecaros
Area: 180 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Corvillón

Proingas / WA Arquitectos

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Architects: WA Arquitectos
Location: Los Olivos, Pudahuel, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Gonzalo Iturriaga, Catalina Gómez Beck
Structural Engineering: Carlos Molina
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gonzalo Iturriaga