Pangal Cabin / EMa Arquitectos

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Architects: EMa Arquitectos
Location: , Chile
Design Team: Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray
Constructor: Nautilus
Area: 60 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcelo Cáceres

Hotel Tierra Patagonia / Cazu Zegers Arquitectura

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Architects: Cazu Zegers Arquitectura
Location: Torres del Paine, XII Región,
Design Team: Cazu Zegers G., Rodrigo Ferrer, Roberto Benavente
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Cazu Zegers Arquitectura

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Enlargement of Los Alamos House / Rodrigo Piwonka Ariztía + Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel

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Architects: Rodrigo Piwonka Ariztía + Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel
Location: , Santo Domingo, V Región, Chile
Authors: , Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Rodrigo Piwonka

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Lucernas House / 01 Arq

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Architects: 01 Arq
Location: Catemito, ,
Design Team: Cristian Winckler, Pablo Saric, Felipe Fritz
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

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Spotlight Award: Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects

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The bold, yet seemingly simplistic geometric structures designed by architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen of Pezo von Ellrichshausen are turning heads internationally, as the Chilean firm has been announced as the recipient of the fourth annual Spotlight Award. Presented by the -based non-profit Rice Design Alliance (RDA), the international award spotlights “exceptionally gifted” architects during the early phase of their professional careers.

Video: Valparaiso Cultural Park / HLPS arquitectos by Cristobal Palma

Parque Cultural de Valparaiso [PCdV] from Estudio Palma on Vimeo.

Winner of an international competition in 2009 after the rejection of a proposal from brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Valparaíso Cultural Center designed by HLPS arquitectos was finished last year with an impressive result. Today we have this great video Cristobal Palma just shared with us, shot a couple of months ago.

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Scanavini Barn / Juan Sepúlveda Grazioli + Cecilia Wolff Cecchi

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Architects: Juan Sepúlveda Grazioli, Cecilia Wolff Cecchi
Location: Barrio Club Hípico, , Chile
Collaborators: Catalina Michael Flaño
Structural Engineer: Alfonso Larraín
Constructor: La Hacienda
Area: 600 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Juan Sepúlveda Grazioli

House in The Patagonia Fjords / Armando Montero + Samuel Bravo

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Location: Región de Aysén,
Architects: Samuel Bravo, Armando Montero
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Samuel Bravo

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Chalet C7 / Nicolás del Río + Max Núñez

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Architects: Nicolás Del Río + Máx Núñez
Location: Portillo, Los Andes, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Architects: ,
Collaborators: Heloise Gailing
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Erieta Attali

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10×10 House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

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Architects: Nicolás del Rio / Max Núñez
Location: , Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architects: Nicolás del Rio,
Associate Architect: Felipe Camus
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Erieta Attali

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La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

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Location: , Valparaíso Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 150 sqm
Photographs: Erieta Attali, Felipe Camus, Sergio Pirrone

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Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture at the IIT

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Starting today, “Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture” will feature an interesting group of Chilean practices whose work represent the new architecture of the country.

The Exhibit Organized by the Universidad Finis Terrae de and the Illinois Institute of Technology will be on display at the Crown Hall, , until October 22nd. A lecture, with Alberto Moletto, Ignacio Volante and Felipe Assadi, will take place on the 16th at 6PM. The book “Matter @ Contex” published by UFT will also be launched at the event.

More about the curation and images of the selected projects after the break:

Catch the Tree Spa / LAND Arquitectos

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Architects: LAND Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, , Chile
Design Team: Cristobal Valenzuela Haeussler, Angela Delorenzo Arancivia
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

El Polo House / Juan Cristóbal Valenzuela Leighton + Eduardo Rivera Barros Arquitectos

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Architects: Juan Cristóbal Valenzuela Leighton +
Location: Colina,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: J. Cristóbal Valenzuela L

Catch Light Classrooms / LAND Arquitectos

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Architects: LAND Arquitectos
Location: Til Til, ,
Design Team: Cristobal Valenzuela Haeussler, Angela Delorenzo Arancibia
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

Rock House / UN Arquitectura

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Architects: UN Arquitectura
Location: Rocas de Santo Domingo,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 266 sqm
Photographs: Natalia Vial

Call for Proposals: A Master Plan for Bulnes Ave in Santiago, Chile

To commemorate ’s Bicentennial, President Sebastián Piñera Echenique has developed the “Legado Bicentenario” (Bicentennial Legacy) program to create, revitalize and consolidate public spaces/buildings of great urban/cultural importance to . As part of this program, the President has decided to revitalize ’s Civic Quarter, particularly Bulnes Avenue (Paseo Bulnes) and the area around it.

The Housing and Urban Development Ministry has therefore launched the “International Public Competition: Master Plan for the Bulnes Urban Axis” and is calling for urban design / architectural proposals to complete, update and revitalize Bulnes Avenue and its surroundings. The goal of this initiative is to develop a Master Plan for the area, located in the heart of the Municipality of Santiago, and revitalize its public spaces to create a suitable abutment at the southern end of Bulnes Avenue.

The First Prize Winner will receive about USD $50,000.

More info, after the break…

Dojo / UMWELT + Lucía Cavecedo García

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Architects: UMWELT + Lucía Cavecedo García
Location: , Chile
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lucía Cavecedo García