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Understanding Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

04:00 - 18 January, 2017
Understanding Grafton Architects, Directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, UTEC / Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
UTEC / Grafton Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

“When you read Love in the Time of Cholera you come to realize the magic realism of South America.” Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara and I were in a corner of the Barbican Centre’s sprawling, shallow atrium talking about the subject of their most recent accolade, the Royal Institute of British Architects inaugural International Prize, awarded that previous evening. That same night the two Irish architects, who founded their practice in Dublin in the 1970s, also delivered a lecture on the Universidad de Ingeniería and Tecnologia (UTEC)—their “modern-day Machu Picchu” in Lima—to a packed audience in London’s Portland Place.

Farrell and McNamara, who together lead a team of twenty-five as Grafton Architects, are both powerful thinkers, considered conversationalists and unobtrusively groundbreaking designers. For a practice so compact, their international portfolio is exceptionally broad. The first phase of the UTEC in the Peruvian capital, which began following an international competition in 2011, represents the farthest territory the practice have geographically occupied. The project is, in their words, a “man-made cliff” between the Pacific and the mountains – on one side a cascading garden, and on the other a “shoulder” to the city cast from bare concrete.

Monocle 24 Explores Architectural White Elephants

10:00 - 8 December, 2016

Cities across the world are full of white elephants – something which ArchDaily has recently explored. In the latest episode of Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the team examine similar cases from the unfinished Palestinian Parliament to redundant projects in Belgrade. This edition also looks at the RIBA's new International Prize, which was awarded this year to Grafton Architects for their University of Engineering and Technology building in Lima.

Courtesy of Monocle 24
Courtesy of Monocle 24

Grafton Architect's "Modern Day Machu Picchu" Wins Inaugural RIBA International Prize

19:01 - 23 November, 2016
Grafton Architect's "Modern Day Machu Picchu" Wins Inaugural RIBA International Prize, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have revealed the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC), located in Lima and designed by Dublin-based practice Grafton Architects, as the winner of the inaugural RIBA International Prize. A longlist of thirty projects, published in May of this year, was narrowed down to six in October before a grand jury—chaired by Richard Rogers—selected the scheme as "an exceptional example of civil architecture."

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +5

13 Designs Given Honorable Mentions for Lima Art Museum (MALI) Expansion Competition

08:00 - 15 July, 2016
13 Designs Given Honorable Mentions for Lima Art Museum (MALI) Expansion Competition, 2525 / Zaha Hadid Architects + David Mutal Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)
2525 / Zaha Hadid Architects + David Mutal Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

Earlier this week we covered the announcement of the winners of the expansion of the Lima Art Museum (MALI). The following 13 projects received honorable mention as according to the jury they "were essential during the deliberation process, for their originality, daring or because they helped shape the discussion."  

The proposals came from a wide range of studios including Mexican firm Productora, a collaboration between Zaha Hadid and David Mutal, Campo Baeza and Llosa Cortegana amongst them. Continue below for the 13 projects in detail.

Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru

07:00 - 4 May, 2016
Call for Entries: MALI's New Contemporary Art Wing in Lima, Peru, Aerial view of site.
Aerial view of site.

The Lima Art Museum (MALI) announces the launch of an open competition for the design of its new contemporary art wing. The project will include new gallery spaces, a library, classrooms, workshops, a café, a public plaza, access to a future metro station, and a landscape proposal for the park where the museum is located. Our goal is to establish the MALI as a new civic and cultural platform in the city, as well as a referent for future competitions regarding the design of public spaces in Lima.

Subtracted House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

11:00 - 3 May, 2016
Subtracted House /  Seinfeld Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +26

AGP eGlass Factory & Offices / V.Oid

17:00 - 23 February, 2016
AGP eGlass Factory & Offices / V.Oid, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Felipe Ferrer
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Córdova Residential Building / Jordi Puig

16:00 - 10 December, 2015
Córdova Residential Building / Jordi Puig, © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart
© Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart

© Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart © Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart +24

Building AS / Barclay & Crousse

11:00 - 24 August, 2015
Building AS / Barclay & Crousse, © Michelle Llona
© Michelle Llona

© Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona © Michelle Llona +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Alfredo Salazar, Lima, Peru
  • Architects in Charge

    Sandra Barclay, Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Area

    2450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos

09:00 - 17 August, 2015
Pachamanca House / 51-1 Arquitectos, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +27

Vertical House / Juan Carlos Doblado

09:00 - 1 August, 2015
Vertical House / Juan Carlos Doblado, © Elsa Ramírez
© Elsa Ramírez

© Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Malecón Pedro de Osma, Lima 15063, Peru
  • Project Year

    2014

Comunal Co-Working / DA-LAB Arquitectos

15:00 - 24 July, 2015
Comunal Co-Working / DA-LAB Arquitectos, © Renzo Rebagliati
© Renzo Rebagliati

© Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati +22

Shelter Global Announces 2015 Dencity Competition Winners

14:00 - 18 July, 2015
Shelter Global Announces 2015 Dencity Competition Winners, Courtesy of Shelter Global
Courtesy of Shelter Global

International architecture non-profit Shelter Global has announced the winners of its 2015 Dencity Competition. Out of 300 entries from 50 different countries, three winners and six special mentions were selected.

The competition’s goal was “to foster new ideas on how to handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of the massive problem,” and jury members sought out project designs that empower communities and allow for self-sufficiency. Read about the three winners, after the break.

House V / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

15:00 - 7 July, 2015
House V / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos, Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos
Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Courtesy of Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos +20

Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas

12:00 - 4 March, 2015
Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas, © Lolo Lamas
© Lolo Lamas

© Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas +22

House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +18

PUCP Science, Engineering and Architecture Library / Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
PUCP Science, Engineering and Architecture Library / Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Av. Universitaria 1801, Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Patricia Llosa Bueno, Rodolfo Cortegana Morgan
  • Collaborators

    Andrea Silva Canessa, Angelica Piazza
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Sandra Barclay y Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Assistants

    Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
  • Project Area

    4900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs