Ultralight Centrifugal Pavilion / Clavel Arquitectos

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Architects: Clavel Arquitectos – Manuel Clavel Rojo
Location: Shenzhen,
Collaborators: Ricardo Carcelén González, Diego Victoria García, Robin Harloff, Rafael de Giles González, David Hernández Conesa
Client: 2011 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture
Completion: December 2011
Total area: 150 sqm
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

VIDEO: Xian Expo / Plasma Studio + Groundlab, by Cristobal Palma

Photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us the extended version of his video of the Xi’an Expo, a project by Plasma Studio that we saw during several stages, from the award winning entry in 2009, to conceptual design and opening, when it was visited by more than 200,000 people on the first weekend.

The Expo embodies the idea of transformation as the site was formerly a sandpit where the water was severely degraded during the 1980s.  Efforts over the past two decades have restored the ecosystem and now the Expo is able to demonstrate what can be accomplished through the use of the most advanced technology, ideas, and materials, as seen on the video. As we reported earlier, the 37 ha complex includes three buildings that are interconnected with a dynamic landscape of unfolding paths and networks of water, circulation and foliage.

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Video: Water Cathedral, GUN Architects

An extended view of Water Cathedral, the selected project by GUN Arq for the 2011 YaP installation in Santiago, Chile, shot by photographer Cristobal Palma.

The Water Cathedral is a large, horizontal urban nave for public use. The structure is made up of numerous slender, vertical components, which hang or rise like stalactites and stalagmites in a cave, varying in height and concentration. The project incorporates water dripping at different pulses and speeds from these hanging elements, fed by a hydraulic irrigation network. When filled with small amounts of water, the stalactite components act as interfaces out of which water droplets gradually flow and cool visitors below. The stalagmites topography provides elements of shade, along with plants and water that collect under the Water Cathedral’s canopy.

Last week, the MoMA and the PS1 announced HWKN as the winner for the 2012 YAP in NY.

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WA House / MAPA


Architects: MAPA / Cristián Larraín, Matías Madsen, Bernardo Valdés
Location: Curacavi,
Collaborators: Karina Pardo, Eduardo Colares
Structural Design: Alex Popp
Contractor: Daniel Matte
Project Area: 130 sqm
Project Year: 2010-2011
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Video: Memory Museum / Estudio America, by Cristobal Palma

Photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us a dynamic view of the Memory Museum in Santiago, , by Brazilian firm .

More about the museum here.

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Video: Gimme Shelter! at the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale, by Cristobal Palma

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma has shared with us this video of the Chilean Pavilion at the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture.

“Gimme Shelter!”, designed and curated by Sebastián Irarrázaval and Hugo Mondragón, features projects and architectural innovations developed by local architects during emergencies and natural catastrophes in the last years.

The poetic expression of these emergency landscapes has also oriented the construction of the Chilean pavilion. To achieve this, we chose to overturn the conventional relationships of the elements that comprise it: mattresses positioned vertically become screens for projecting images; security cones and water bottles, cut up and then reassembled, become lamps; emergency tape and water bottles become tensors and counterweights. Once this mechanism was set in motion, we provocatively introduced certain conventionally used forms: a massive bed with mattresses placed in the center of the pavilion, and a window display with large water drums and dispensers at the far end of the pavilion, promising visitors a bit of rest and relief.

For the exhibition, we selected architectural works, visual pieces and technological innovations that experimented with the concept of the essential and the ingenious in precarious contexts. On the other hand, and in keeping with the project mechanism put into action through the formalization of the pavilion, we also decided to select projects that exhibited a certain degree of disruption to some element of the cultural or material patrimony of .

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Video: Ultra Light Village / Clavel Arquitectos, by Cristobal Palma

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us this short clip of the Ultra Light Village installation by , on view at the Civic Square. This is part of a series of installations for the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Urbanism / Architecture Biennale, open until February 18th, 2012.

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Video: Universidad Catolica School of Design / Sebastian Irarrazaval, by Cristobal Palma

Chilean architect Sebastian Irarrazaval recently completed the new building for the Universidad Catolica School of Design in Santiago, Chile.

The new 4-stories tall building is organized around two patios with different spatial qualities, that create new intimate spaces in the campus. The building is cladded in corten steel, a material chosen to age with the building, contrasting with the combination of and light to give a more intimate character to the interior spaces, patios and circulations.

Thanks to this video by architectural photographer Cristobal Palma we are able to see dynamic aspects of the building in use, such as the the windows, which play a key role bringing indirect light to the classrooms and allowing for cross ventilation through the patios.

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Video: Color Shadows / Eduardo Castillo, by Cristobal Palma

For the last 12 years, the MoMA and the P.S.1 have invited a group of emerging architects to compete for the opportunity to design and construct a summer installation within MoMA PS1’s courtyard as part of their Young Architects Program (you can check the 2012 short list here).

As of last year, the program started an international version in two countries: Chile (Color Shadows, at the Matucana 100 Cultural Center – YAP_CONSTRUCTO) and Italy (wHATAMI, at the MAXXI museum in Rome, YAP_MAXXI).

The winning project of the Chilean version, designed by Eduardo Castillo, was open during the 2010 summer (Jan-Feb, southern hemisphere), hosting a series of cultural events and music sessions, just like the P.S.1 in Queens.

The project, Color Shadows, consists of a series of roofs structured from wooden posts that, together with fabric, created a topographic relief, more than covering the patio, spatially contained it. This dynamic structure filters the light and is constantly changing during the day. This dynamic condition can be seen thanks to this video by architectural photographer Cristobal Palma.

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Cristobal Palma (1974, Oxford, ): Based in Santiago, Chile, Cristobal’s work spans architecture, urban and documentary photography. He studied at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), and his work has been published in numerous titles internationally, with recent commissions by: The New York Times, Monocle, Wallpaper, Domus, Dwell and Architectural Digest. He lives in Santiago, Chile, and works both with architects in Chile and abroad.

Video: Nicanor Parra Library / Mathias Klotz, by Cristobal Palma

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us his latest video: The Nicanor Parra Library by Chilean architect Mathias Klotz. This new building will serve as the main library for the Diego Portales University, designed as a state of the art green facility awarded with the Green Good Design 2010 award.

This video is part of a series of recent productions by Cristobal Palma, a dynamic way to see the buildings in detail and while in use. You can see other videos by Palma previously featured at AD:

Based in , Chile, Cristobal’s work spans architecture, urban and documentary photography. He studied at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), and his work has been published in numerous titles internationally, with recent commissions by: The New York Times, Monocle, Wallpaper, Domus, Dwell and Architectural Digest. He lives in , Chile, and works both with architects in Chile and abroad.

Salamanca City Hall / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

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Architects: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos / Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
Location: Salamanca,
Collaborator: Pamela Jarpa Rosa
Client: Municipality of Salamanca
Construction: INCOBAL Construction
Structural Engineering: SyS. Mauricio Sarrazin A.
Electrical Engineering: ICG S.A.
Services: Roberto Pavéz
Project Area: 4400 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

Nuñez House / Adamo-Faiden

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Architects: Adamo-Faiden / Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
Location: , Argentina
Collaborators: Giuliana Nieva, Iván Fierro, Jualien Hosansky, Marie Taillafer de Laportaliere, Carolina Molinari
Structural Engineering: Carlos Margueirat
Site Area: 203.7 sqm
Project Area: 182.6 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Hunsett Mill / ACME

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Architects: ACME (Friedrich Ludewig, Stefano Dal Piva) with Karoline Markus, Nerea Calvillo, Chris Yoo
Location: Hunsett Mill, Chapel Field Road, Stalham, Norfolk,
Contractor: Willow Builders
Structural Engineering: Adams Kara Taylor
Sustainability: Hoare Lea
Client: Catriona and John Dodsworth, Joanna and Jon Emery
Project Area: 213 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Video: Jardin El Porvenir / Giancarlo Mazzanti by Cristobal Palma

Architecture photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us another of his high quality productions.

This time he presents us the new Jardin El Porvenir in Bogota, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti.

You can see our previous features on Mazzanti’s work, and also other projects photographed by Cristobal Palma.

Soon more info on this project.

Video: Flor del Campo / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa, by Cristobal Palma

A few weeks ago we presented you the Sports Facilities for the ODESUR Games in Medellin by Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan B (Felipe Mesa), a video shot by photographer Cristobal Palma for Abitare.

Cristobal shared with us another high quality video of this new generation of Colombian architects: The Flor del Campo school in Cartagena de Indias.

I really like the organic shapes of the school, and the pre cast elements on its facade with openings that allow cross ventilation. You can browse more projects by Colombian architects, and projects shot by Cristobal Palma.

Video: Sports Facilities / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Plan B by Cristobal Palma

Since its beginnings, photography quickly became the principal architectural media tool. Now, with all the possibilities given by the new technology, specially new media, it seemed that was supposed to be the natural evolution. However, only a few have been able to evolve from a fixed frame into a proposal that can transmit the qualities of a building in motion, with most being just a slideshow with background music or a collage of different shots, which can’t tell more than a fixed photo.

But this is changing, and a few photographers have been able to embrace this new format and make a contribution to how buildings are presented, avoiding the use of a single good framing. This has been the case of the first video shot by photographer Cristobal Palma, a commission from our friends at Abitare.

This video shows the new sports facilities designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti with Plan B (Felipe Mesa) for the ODESUR Games in Medellin, Colombia.

For more, you can visit the projects photographed by Cristobal Palma at ArchDaily.

Pael House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects

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Architects: Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Location: Concepcion,
Client: Gabriela & Humberto Broitman
Collaborators: Konstantin Konig, Ivan Fierro
Structure: German Aguilera
Construction: Claudio Loosli
Sanitary project: Marcelo Valenzuela
Electrical project: Carlos Martinez
Model photography: Ana Crovetto
Plot area: 500 sqm
Built area: 287 sqm
Project date: 2007
Construction date: 2008-2009
Architecture Photographs: Cristobal Palma

San Lucas School / Francisco Izquierdo & Maria Jose Varas


Architect: Francisco Izquierdo & Maria Jose Varas
Location: Lo Espejo, Santiago, Chile
Collaborators: Claudio Tapia, Francisca Lorenzini, Andrés Alvear
Client: Fundacion El Camino
Structural Engineer: Ingevsa Ltda. Eduardo Valenzuela
Contractor: Valencia y Gonzales. Marcial Gonzales
Built Area: First phase 2,790 sqm
Project year: 2007
Construction year: 2008
Photographs: Cristobal Palma