Video: Residencia / Tramnesia

Provided by the creative minds of Tramnesia, this short film takes us inside a remote hotel in Northern Chile known as the Residencia. Located in a desolate area of the Atacama desert, this subterranean building is straight out of a James Bond movie, literally. You may recognized it as the bad guy lair in Quantum of Solace.

Designed by the German architects of Auer + Weber, this hotel serves as a sanctuary for the astronomers and visitors of the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory. Hardly visible from the entrance road, the submerged the L-shaped structure is marked by a long brick entrance and skylight dome. Once inside, “cavernous public spaces echo the openness of the desert” and are “enclosed by dark earth tones that produce a cozy and secure effect.”

House La Invernada / Felipe Montégu


Architects: Felipe Montégu
Location: Curicó, Region, Chile
Design Team: Felipe Montegu
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 120 sqm
Photographs: Felipe Montégu

NOI Hotel / Jorge Figueroa + Asociados

© Nicolas Caceres + Paula Marchant

Architects: Jorge Figueroa + Asociados
Location: Vitacura, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Nicolas Caceres + Paula Marchant, Jorge Fiqueroa + Asociados

House at lake Rupanco / Izquierdo Lehmann

© Luis Izquierdo

Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann
Location: Rupanco, , Los Lagos Region, Chile
Design Team: Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann
Engineers: Luis Soler P. y Asociados
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 353.0 sqm
Photographs: Luis Izquierdo

Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel / Rodrigo Duque Motta

© Cristóbal Palma

Architects: Rodrigo Duque Motta
Location: Pisco Elqui, , Coquimbo Region, Chile
Design Team: Martin Holmes, Catalina Ventura, Jorge Siviero
Project Year: 2011
Renderings: Cinema Arquitectura
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

CGM House / Ricardo Torrejon


Architects: Ricardo Torrejon Schellhorn
Location: Los Aromos, , Valparaíso Region, Chile
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Ricardo Torrejon, Joaquin Velasco

CPT Office / Rodrigo Araya Manzanares

© Juan Eduardo Sepúlveda Grazioli

Architects: Rodrigo Araya Manzanares
Location: Puerto Montt,
Project Team: Gerardo Beyer,Fernando Sánchez
Construction: Jaime Jiménez y Cia Ltda.
Project Area: 5,300 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs:  Juan Eduardo Sepúlveda Grazioli

Caleu House / arquitectos asociados.lo

© Alvaro Reyes

Architects: arquitectos asociados.lo
Location: Caleu, , Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Labra B., Diego Ortuzar F.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Diego Ortuzar, Alvaro Reyes

Vigilante del Maule / Carlos Jarpa

© Fernanda Clement

Architect: Carlos Jarpa
Location: ,
Guide Professor: Mauricio Ramírez Molina, Architect
Structural Engineering: Professor Patricio Lara Ditzel, Civil Engineer
Technical Supervision: Professor Cristian Palma Valladares, Architect
Completion Year: 2011
Photographs: Carlos Jarpa, Fernanda Clement


Los Españoles Hotel / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani

© Nico Saieh

Architects: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
Location: Av. Santa María 2828, Providencia, de Chile
Project Area: 2516,44 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Nico Saieh

VIDEO: Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects, by Cristobal Palma

Cristobal Palma brings to life Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects‘ Cien House. Nestled on top of a grassy hill in Concepcion, Chile, this beautiful home and large workshop were designed with the concept of “decisive coincidences”, for the architects themselves. This video allows us to experience a day in Cien House, taking note of each nook and detail. Enjoy!

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House For Sale in Calafquen / Foaa + Norte

© Felipe Ortiz

Architects: Foaa – Felipe Ortiz, Norte – Pablo Ropert
Location: Calafquén, Commune, Chile
Contractor: Foaa –
Ingineer: Tecno Panel
Area: 90.3 sqm
Completion: 2012
Cost Base: USD 650/sqm
Photographs: Felipe Ortiz

Duoc Maipu / Sabbagh Arquitectos

© Francisca Polanco

Architects: Sabbagh Arquitectos – Juan Sabbagh P., Mariana Sabbagh P., Juan Pedro Sabbagh B., Felipe Sabbagh B., Marcial Olivares
Location: Maipú, , Chile
Client: Fundación Duoc-Uc
Project Manager: Juan Sabbagh P., Juan Pedro Sabbagh
Collaborators: Jorge Ramirez Engineers: Gatica y Jiménez
Surface: 10,183.39 sqm
Budget: $1,165 sqm
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Francisca Polanco

3 Houses In Maitencillo / SML Arquitectos

© Juan Sebastian Lama

Architects: SML Arquitectos – Juan Sebastian Lama, Felipe Moreno, Franco Somigli
Location: Maitencillo,
Area: 190 sqm
Constructor: Manuel Arredondo
Years: 2010-2011
Photographs: Juan Sebastian Lama, Franco Somigli


Santa Julia House / Emilio Marin Architects

© Nicolas Rupcich

Architects : Emilio Marin Architects / Emilio Marín – Juan Carlos Lopez
Location : Melipilla, , .
Contractor: Alfio Secchi
Completion : 2011
Built Area : 350 sqm
Contractor: Alfio Secchi
Photographs: Nicolas Rupcich

Alto San Francisco Events Center / Juan Carlos Sabbagh

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Architects: Juan Carlos Sabbagh
Location: Santiago, .
Collaborators: Juan Diego Recabarren R, Nicolas Sabbagh C.
Area: 3.154 sqm
Date: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sabbagh

Ombu Building / Mas Fernandez Architects

© Felipe Fontecilla

Architects: Mas Fernandez Architects
Location: Avda. Andrés Bello 2115, Providencia, Santiago,
Collaborator: Felipe Fuentes
Completion: 2009
Floor Area: 6.961 sqm
Client: Almagro – Ombu Real State
Budget: U$46 / sqm.
Building Contrator: Socoicsa
Structural Engineer: Luis Soler and associates
Energy Saving: Idiem
Photographs: Felipe Fontecilla

SIP Panel House / Alejandro Soffia + Gabriel Rudolphy

© Felipe Fontecilla

Architects: Alejandro Soffia + Gabriel Rudolphy 
Location: Santo Domingo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Structural engineer: José Manuel Morales
Client: Vicente Hidd
Materials: SIP panels, wood
Project area: 139 sqm
Cost: U$990 per sqm
Construction date: 2011
Photographs: Felipe Fontecilla