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, Chile
Architect In Charge:
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


Architects: Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W
Location: Manquehue, Vitacura, Santiago 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, , Metropolitan Region, Chile
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, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Gonzalo Iturriaga, Catalina Gómez Beck
Structural Engineering: Carlos Molina
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gonzalo Iturriaga

Community Center at Batuco Abajo / Luis Quezada

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Architects: Luis Quezada
Location: Pencahue, Maule,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Luis Quezada

White O / Toyo Ito

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Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Location: Marbella,
Local Architect: Christian de Groote
Project Area: 370 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Nicolas Saieh

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Muebles Gacitua / DX Arquitectos

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Architects: DX Arquitectos
Location: Santa Rosa 4785, San Joaquín, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architects In Charge: Claudio Aguila, Juan Luzoro
Collaborators: Justyna Skrobanska
Contractor: Pablo Bórquez
Area: 154.0 m2
Year: 2010
Photographer: Pablo Blanco Barros

Flashback: Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos

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Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, Santiago,
Project Architects: Luis Izquierdo W., Antonia Lehmann S.B, Raimundo Lira V., José Domingo Peñafiel E.
Collaborators: Miguel Villegas G.
Site Area: 1,765.30 sqm
Total Built Area: 17,235 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Courtesy of Izquierdo Lehmann

Patagonia Lodge / Cooprogetti Arquitectos

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Architects: Cooprogetti Arquitectos
Location: Villa O’Higgins, XI Región de Aysén,
Design Team: Fabio Stingo, Gustavo Langerfeldt
Area: 540 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fabio Stingo & Alejandro Macaya

Time Lapse Video: Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel

Located in the heart of Valle del Elqui, a narrow valley stretched in between the Andes Mountains in , the Elqui Domos Hotel by architect Rodrigo Duque Motta is known for its wooden-structured cabins that provide translucent fabric domes, enabling an truly unique experience that encourages a close connection with nature. This experience is highlighted in this time lapse video by James Florio, in which he includes over 6 months, 23,000+ photos and 300GB of time-lapse.

Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers

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Architects: Matias Zegers
Location: Casablanca, Valparaíso Region,
Collaborating Architects: Carlos Bisbal, Pablo Alfaro, Felipe dell´Orto, Daniela Peñailillo, Daniela Thomsen, Eduardo Maldonado
Drawings: Pablo Alfaro, Felipe dell´Orto, Eduardo Maldonado
Area: 364.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers by Cristobal Palma

After collaborating with Rick Joy on projects all over the US for over three years, Matías Zegers went back to and founded Matías Zegers Architects. Last year, this Guest Pavilion, located in the Casas del Bosque winery in the Valley, was finished. Cristobal Palma has filmed this beautiful video, showing how the simple yet very powerful house overlooks the vineyards.

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Donoso – Smith House / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado

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Architects: EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado
Location: Los Dominicos, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Design Team: Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray, Raimundo Salgado
Constructor: Nautilus
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcelo Cáceres

Nogales House / DX Arquitectos

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Architects: DX Arquitectos
Location: , Valparaíso Region,
Design Team: Juan Luzoro, Roberto Mercado
Collaborators: Justyna Skrobanska
Area: 135 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pablo Blanco Barros