El Coihue Building / Estudio Larrain

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Architects: Estudio Larrain
Location: Alonso de Córdova 3827, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana de , Chile
Project Architects: Rodrigo Larrain Galvez, Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
Project Area: 6266.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Guy Wenborne

Alto El Golf / Handel Architects

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Architects: Handel Architects
Location: , Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA
Project Architect: Maximiliano Noguera
Project Manager: Jim Hakes
Project Designer: Michael Lin
Area: 29000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nico Saieh

New Downtown Santiago Inacap Campus / Estudio Larrain

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Architects: Estudio Larrain
Location: Moneda 1802, Santiago, Región Metropolitana de Santiago,
Architects In Charge: Rodrigo Larraín Gálvez, Rodrigo Larraín Illanes
Area: 19670.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rodrigo Larraín Illanes, Guy Wenborne

Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos

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Architects: PLAN Arquitectos
Location: Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Architects In Charge: Rodrigo Cáceres Moena, Alejandro Vargas Peyreblanque, Alvaro Gonzalez Bastías
Structural Engineering: JC Ingenieros
Area: 11345.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Blanco

SH House / 01ARQ

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Architects: 01ARQ
Location: La Dehesa, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana de , Chile
Principal Architects: Cristian Winckler.Pablo Saric.Felipe Fritz
Area: 674.0 sqm
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

Architects of Invention and Archiplan Propose “Origami Highline” for Santiago

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Chilean architects Archiplan and international office Architects of Invention have unveiled their concept design for a new public plaza in Santiago. Prepared as a competition entry, the proposal is a tribute to the late Chilean architect Fernando Castillo Velasco, sited in front of his iconic Tajamar Towers.

Entitled “Origami Highline,” the project draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese paper folding craft of origami and takes the form of a sculptural intervention in Balmaceda Park.

In Progress: Bahá’í Temple of South America / Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Architects: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Architect In Charge: Siamak Hariri – Hariri Pontarini Architects
Local Architect: BL Arquitectos
Client: National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Chile, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada
General Contractor: Desarrollo y Construcción del Templo Bahá’í para Sudamérica Ltda.
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2016
Photographs: Courtesy of Bahá’í Temple of South America

Nearly four years after the start of its construction, South America’s first Bahá’í temple is beginning to take shape. Designed by Canadian firm Hariri Pontarini Architects, the temple is being constructed at the foothills of the Andes in Santiago, Chile. The building is comprised of “nine translucent wings, rising directly from the ground, and giving the impression of floating over a large reflecting water pool,” describes the project’s website. Each wing is designed like a leaf, with a steel “main stem” and “secondary veins of steel” supporting its cast glass exterior. During the day, the cast glass will filter sunlight into the temple, while at night the temple’s interior lighting will produce a soft glow on the outside.

The structure’s steel columns are now fully self-supported on its foundation, and the steel frames and interior marble panels of each of the nine wings have been completed. In October, the project reached an important milestone as the installation of the cast glass cladding began on the outside of the wings.

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Carol Urzua / Lira Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Lira Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Santa Rosa 1727, , Región Metropolitana, Chile
Architect In Charge: Raimundo Lira, Marlene Fischer, Diego Arroyo, Carolina Valenzuela
Area: 2373.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Mutis

ZX FLUX Adidas Gallery / Arquitectos Asociados.lo

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Architects:
Location: , Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Labra B., Diego Ortuzar F.
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Francisco Ibañez

Resiter Office Building / Raimundo Lira Arquitectos

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Architects: Raimundo Lira Arquitectos
Location: Los Conquistadores 2752, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Partner Architects: Francisco García Huidobro, Carolina Jara, Arturo Saavedra
Area: 1455.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Mutis

A Home in the City / Romero Silva Arquitectos

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Architects: Romero Silva Arquitectos
Location: , Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Diego Romero, Ernesto Silva
Area: 230.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Bruno Giliberto

Amunategui Building / Alemparte Morelli y Asociados Arquitectos

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Architects: Alemparte Morelli y Asociados Arquitectos
Location: Hnos Amunátegui 232, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Architects: José Gabriel Alemparte, Patricio Morelli
Project Area: 32790.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Alemparte Morelli y Asociados Arquitectos

San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

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Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos
Location: Camino San Francisco de Asís, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
Area: 3200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Midas / Pablo Blanco

Innovation Center UC – Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL

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Architects: Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL
Location: Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Project Team: Alejandro Aravena, Juan Cerda
Collaborators: Samuel Gonçalves, Cristián Irarrázaval, Álvaro Ascoz, Natalie Ramirez, Christian Lavista, Suyin Chia, Pedro Hoffmann
Area: 8176.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nico Saieh, | Nina Vidic

Exclusive Video: Innovation Center UC – Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL

is recognized internationally for the quality of its architecture, even though its most lauded projects are not often found in urban areas. At a time when the true potential of Chilean architecture seems absent from the South American country’s cities, Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL has designed a conceptually – and physically – dense project in Santiago.

In this ArchDaily exclusive video, ELEMENTAL‘s director Alejandro Aravena explains the concepts that shaped the form and delineated the design process of the Pontifical Catholic University’s Innovation Center UC – Anacelto Angelini. Instead of using materials that are usually associated with technology and innovation, such as glass and steel, Aravena uses concrete and its hermetic, weighty properties to imbue the center with an air of timelessness and transcendence.

DAf Offices / Albert Tidy

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Architects: Albert Tidy
Location: Los Navegantes 1955, Providencia, Metropolitan Region,
Collaborators: Melisa Ortíz, Sebastián Cruz
Project Area: 343.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Pablo Casals-Aguirre

La Leonera Mountain Retreat / Nicolas del Rio

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Architects: Nicolas del Rio
Location: Farellones, Lo Barnechea, Metropolitan Region,
Design Team: Nicolas del Rio, Felipe Camus
Associate Architect: Felipe Camus
Area: 100.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Felipe Camus

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

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Architects: Tidy Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Architects: , Ian Tidy
Project Area: 211.0 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Marcelo Cáceres