Architects: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
Location: Hornitos, Mejillones, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Architects Team: Gonzalo Mardones Falcone, María Jesús Mardones Falcone, Luis Morales Gatto, Claudio Quezada Fuentes, Emilio Ursic Marechau, Manuel Fuentes Ramos, Alberto Reeves Droguett, Claudio Leiva Brito, Cristián Romero Valente, Claudio Carrasco Fuentes, Francisco Valdés Donoso, Alessandro Beggiao.
Area: 5800.0 sqm
Photographs: Nico Saieh
Architects: Patricio Cortese Opazo
Location: Maitencillo, Chile
Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo
In Chile, 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.