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
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann
  • Area

    983.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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

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

  • 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

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

ELEMENTAL Proposes Pedestrian Path To Connect Districts of Santiago

00:00 - 23 April, 2014
ELEMENTAL Proposes Pedestrian Path To Connect Districts of Santiago, © ELEMENTAL
© ELEMENTAL

ELEMENTAL has given us details on a proposed 14.5 km pedestrian and bike path within Santiago, Chile that will run along the base of San Cristobal Hill and connect the city's many distinct communities. According to ELEMENTAL, the proposal - named "Metropolitan Promenade" - seeks to facilitate the use and quality of the city's public spaces.

Edificio Vitra / Sebastián Larroulet + Arturo López + Francisco Vergara A.

01:00 - 18 April, 2014
Edificio Vitra / Sebastián Larroulet + Arturo López + Francisco Vergara A., © Cristian Brahona
© Cristian Brahona

Courtesy of Sebastián Larroulet, Arturo López, Francisco Vergara Courtesy of Sebastián Larroulet, Arturo López, Francisco Vergara Courtesy of Sebastián Larroulet, Arturo López, Francisco Vergara © Cristian Brahona +20

Echeñique House / Fones Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 April, 2014
Echeñique House / Fones Arquitectos, © Antonio Aros
© Antonio Aros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Echenique, La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Fones Claro
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Antonio Aros © Antonio Aros © Antonio Aros © Antonio Aros +29

Synthon Laboratory Building / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
Synthon Laboratory Building  / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +37

Ambient 30 60 - YAP CONSTRUCTO 2014 / UMWELT

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
Ambient 30 60 - YAP CONSTRUCTO 2014 / UMWELT, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque Araucano, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Scheidegger & García Partarrieu
  • Project Area

    445.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma, Courtesy of UMWELT

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +24

Carozzi Production and Research Food Center / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
Carozzi Production and Research Food Center / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Bernardo, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Tomás Villalón A., Francisco Carrión G., Javier González E.
  • Project Area

    52.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

ARyS House / Peñafiel Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
ARyS House / Peñafiel Arquitectos, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aurelio González, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    José Domingo Peñafiel
  • Area

    2660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

Deloitte Building / CFA-Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Deloitte Building / CFA-Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos , © Felipe Díaz
© Felipe Díaz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario Norte 331-459, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect

    Cristián Fernandez Eyzaguirre
  • Collaborators

    Andrés Parker S., Adolfo Pinto A., Tamara Rodriguez P.
  • Project Area

    51393.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Felipe Díaz +20

Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque Peñalolén - Avenida José Arrieta 7659, Peñalolén, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Jorge Iglesis
  • Project Area

    9851.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Diego Elgueta, Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta +33