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Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project

Ochoalcubo (Eight-Cubed) is a pioneering project in Chile that seeks to unite leading Chilean and Japanese practices with ground-breaking architecture. The collaborative enterprise was started by Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who began working in Chile in the 1980s and who has always been a strong advocate for innovative design and architecture in the country. For a nation that boasts more than forty individual schools of architecture, the ever growing number of professionals seems to have had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Faced with the seemingly infinite landscape of 'cookie-cutter housing' in the suburbs, Godoy implemented Ochoalcubo in order to provide opportunities for young professionals, alongside fostering a new kind of appreciation for the profession itself. With a large number of architects having taken part in the first stage, including Smiljan Radic (designer of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion), the third and fourth stage of what is certainly one of the world's largest active architectural laboratories will be launched in the coming days.

See images from all sixteen proposals from third and fourth stages of the Ochoalcubo project, including those by SANAASou FujimotoKengo KumaAlejandro Aravena and Atelier Bow Wow, after the break.

10x10 House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

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

© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

Architects: Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez Location: Quintero, 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

© Felipe Camus
© Felipe Camus
© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali