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San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos, © Midas / Pablo Blanco
© Midas / Pablo Blanco

© Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camino San Francisco de Asís, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL, © ELEMENTAL | Nina Vidic
© ELEMENTAL | Nina Vidic

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

00:00 - 15 September, 2014

Chile 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.  

DAf Offices / Albert Tidy

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
DAf Offices / Albert Tidy, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Navegantes 1955, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Melisa Ortíz, Sebastián Cruz
  • Project Area

    343.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

La Leonera Mountain Retreat / DRAA

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
La Leonera Mountain Retreat / DRAA, © Felipe Camus
© Felipe Camus

© Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus © Felipe Camus + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Chile
  • Design Team

    Nicolas del Rio, Felipe Camus
  • Associate Architect

    Felipe Camus
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
  • Project Area

    211.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

Center of Traditions Lo Barnechea / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Center of Traditions Lo Barnechea  / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 42

Grupo Precisión Building / Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Grupo Precisión Building  / Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Salto 4291, Huechuraba, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Guillermo Acuña
  • Associate Architect

    Alberto Andrioli
  • Project Area

    5700 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Lo Curro House / Nicolas Loi

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Lo Curro House / Nicolas Loi, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal + 24

House in Peñalolén / Planmaestro

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
House in Peñalolén / Planmaestro, © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob
© Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob

© Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob + 29

House in Vitacura / Izquierdo Lehmann

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
House in Vitacura / Izquierdo Lehmann, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann
  • Area

    983.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Casa en El Arrayán / Planmaestro + Cristián Schmitt Rivera

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
Casa en El Arrayán / Planmaestro + Cristián Schmitt Rivera, © Mathias Jacob
© Mathias Jacob

© Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob + 21

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9, Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

This July 9th, the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) - for which 36 outstanding projects have been shortlisted - will be announced in Santiago, Chile. Our editor-in-chief, David Basulto, has been named a founding member of the International Advisory Council of MCHAP, and ArchDaily will be covering the event. Read on after the break for details of the event.

Synagogue and Community Center C.I.S. / JBA + Gabriel Bendersky + Richard von Moltke

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld
  • Architects

    JBA, Gabriel Bendersky , Richard von Moltke
  • Location

    Comandante Malbec 13210, Lo Barnechea, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    JBA (Jaime Bendersky Arquitectos), Gabriel Bendersky, Richard von Moltke
  • Area

    10218.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Aryeh Kornfeld	© Aryeh Kornfeld	© Aryeh Kornfeld	© Aryeh Kornfeld	+ 35

GIZ / FAR frohn&rojas

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
GIZ / FAR frohn&rojas, Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas
Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas

Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo Duque Motta + Gabriela Manzi

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo Duque Motta + Gabriela Manzi, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 54

What If MOMA Had Expanded Underground (And Saved The American Folk Art Museum)?

01:00 - 28 April, 2014
What If MOMA Had Expanded Underground (And Saved The American Folk Art Museum)?, Sculpture Garden, MOMA. Image © Andrew Moore, http://andrewlmoore.com/
Sculpture Garden, MOMA. Image © Andrew Moore, http://andrewlmoore.com/

In January of this year, the latest work by Smiljan Radic, the Chilean architect chosen to design the next Serpentine Pavilion, opened to public acclaim. The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (Museo de Arte Precolombino), located in Santiago de Chile, is a restoration project that managed to sensitively maintain an original colonial structure  - all while increasing the space by about 70%. 

Two days before the The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art opened, the Museum of Metropolitan Art (MOMA) in New York issued a statement that it would demolish the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM), designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, in order to accomplish its envisioned expansion. Two weeks ago, preparations for demolition began.

Some background: MOMA had hired Diller Scofidio + Renfro a year earlier to design the expansion. The office asked for a period of six months to consider the possibilities of integrating the American Folk Art Museum into the design. After studying a vast array of options (unknown to the public) they were unable to accommodate MOMA’s shifting program needs with the AFAM building. They proposed a new circulation loop with additional gallery space and new program located where the AFAM is (was) located.

What appears here is not strictly a battle between an institution that wants to reflect the spirit of the time vs a building that is inherently specific to its place. It represents a lost design opportunity. What if the American Folk Art Museum had been considered an untouchable civic space in the city of New York, much like the The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is for the city for Santiago? Then a whole new strategy for adaptive reuse would have emerged.

Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic. Image Courtesy of The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Diagrams of the plan for the renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic. Image Courtesy of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino's Facebook Page Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, in progress. Image Courtesy of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino's Facebook Page Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic. Image © Nico Saieh + 15

School of Design and Institute of Urban Studies / Sebastián Irarrázaval

01:00 - 25 April, 2014
School of Design and Institute of Urban Studies / Sebastián Irarrázaval, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma + 72