Following the Principles of Félix Candela: An Experimental Wood Workshop in Chile

12:00 - 18 March, 2016
Following the Principles of Félix Candela: An Experimental Wood Workshop in Chile, Courtesy of Taller Materialidad UTFSM 2015
Courtesy of Taller Materialidad UTFSM 2015

At the UTFSM in Valparaíso, Chile, architect Verónica Arcos developed a first-year studio centered around the theme of "materiality." 

Based on an application of math and geometry in the study of Mexican architect Félix Candela's work, the workshop sought to "put form in crisis and take it to its maximum expression."

The Wave: Public Performance Space / The Scarcity and Creativity Studio

12:00 - 25 December, 2015
The Wave: Public Performance Space / The Scarcity and Creativity Studio, Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio
Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ecuador 428, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Staff

    Christian Hermansen Cordua and Solveig Sandness
  • Students

    Anna Gran Berild, Eva De Meersman, Truls Glesne, Timothy Hancock, Morten Jakobsen, Hauk Jonathan Lien, Paul-Antoine Lucas, Carolina Martins, Malen Sønvisen Moe, Ida Gjerde Nordstrøm, Ragnhild E. Osbak, Fu Tung Sze, Silje Træen, Clara Trivino Massó, Vilde Vanberg, Yinan Zhang.
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio

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Suarez House / Arq2g arquitectura

13:00 - 27 November, 2015
Suarez House / Arq2g arquitectura, Courtesy of Marco Gárate N.
Courtesy of Marco Gárate N.

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FENIX House / Equipo UTFSM

13:00 - 9 November, 2015
FENIX House / Equipo UTFSM, © María Cirano
© María Cirano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Cañas, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Sebastián Rojas, Alejandra Carrasco, Carolina Sepúlveda
  • UTFSM Academics and Experts

    Nina Hormazábal, Andrea Pino, Pablo Sills
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© María Cirano © Alejandra Carrasco © Alejandra Carrasco © María Cirano +27

El Manzano House Refurbishment / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

09:00 - 21 September, 2015
El Manzano House Refurbishment / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Fantuzzi, Jaime Rodillo
  • Area

    470.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +28

PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal

11:00 - 18 August, 2015
PUCV School of Biochemical Engineering Building / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea + Fernando Miranda Monreal, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

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Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking

08:00 - 14 August, 2015
Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking, First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)
First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)

How do you compare cities? It's difficult to collapse millions of individual subjective experiences into a single method of comparison, but one popular technique used in recent years has been to judge a city's "livability." But what does this word actually mean? In their 2015 ranking of the world's most livable cities, Metropolis Magazine has gathered together a group of experts on city planning, urban life, tourism and architecture to break down "livability" into the categories they think matter and draw upon Metropolis' considerable urban coverage to produce one of the most thorough attempts to rank world series yet attempted. Find out the results after the break.

San Alberto Magno Chapel / Juan Pavez Aguilar + José Requesens Aldea

09:00 - 15 June, 2015
San Alberto Magno Chapel  / Juan Pavez Aguilar  + José Requesens Aldea, © Marcelo Cáceres A.
© Marcelo Cáceres A.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Design Office

    Dirección del Plan Maestro de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Vicerrectoría de Desarrollo.
  • Project Area

    320.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Cáceres A. © Marcelo Cáceres A. © Marcelo Cáceres A. © Marcelo Cáceres A. +28

Dinamarca 399 / Joaquín Velasco Rubio

10:00 - 10 April, 2015
Dinamarca 399 / Joaquín Velasco Rubio, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +42

Casa Monjas / Molo Arquitectos

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Casa Monjas / Molo Arquitectos, Courtesy of Molo Arquitectos
Courtesy of Molo Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Morales Escudero
  • Area

    101.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2013
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Molo Arquitectos

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Minga Valpo: Architects and Sustainable Reconstruction in Valparaíso, Chile

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
Courtesy of Minga Valpo
Courtesy of Minga Valpo

After the fire this past April in Valparaíso, Chile, a group of young architects went to the port city to develop a reconstruction project based on energy efficiency, recycled materials, and adaptability to Valparaíso's topographic context. The Minga Valpo project has not only achieved these objectives, but it has also allowed families to help build their own houses. In a mere three months, Minga Valpo has already built three houses.

Take a look at photographs of the project and read the architects' description after the break. 

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Fauna Hotel / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Fauna Hotel / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo Dimalow 166, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Roberto Fantuzzi, Jaime Rodillo
  • Area

    710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

After the Wildfires: How Will Chile Rebuild Its Informal Communities?

01:00 - 17 April, 2014

For those unfamiliar with Valparaíso, allow me to inform you: this city is a treasure. The UNESCO World Heritage site and cultural capital of Chile is defined by its winding paths, happily graffitied streets, antiquated funiculars, and - above all - its colorful, tightly-packed hills. And because of its precarious density, the city was brought to its knees by vicious forest fires this past weekend, fires which quickly spread and consumed 2,500 acres, displacing over 12,500 people whose homes were destroyed. 

The hills where the fires hit hardest are similar to Brazilian favelas - inhabited by informal residents who have little to no access to infrastructure and who constructed their homes themselves, illegally, and - as the fires have proven - rather perilously.

The response of the Chilean government so far has been to suggest bulldozing and building again in “a more orderly manner.” To do so, the government has intimated that it will expropriate land and relocate citizens to safer sites.  

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Valparaíso Cultural Park / HLPS

01:00 - 21 December, 2012
© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cárcel 471, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architecture

    Jonathan Holmes, Martin Labbé, Carolina Portugueis, Osvaldo Spichiger
  • Collaborators

    Nicolás Frienkel, Jorge Síviero, Carolina Moore
  • Engineer

    Luis Soler and Associates
  • Acoustics

    Carla Badani
  • Illumination

    Limarí Lighting Design Ltda.
  • Landscape

    Paulina Courard
  • Construction

    Bravo Izquierdo Construction Ltd.
  • Fiscal Inspection

    David Green – Andrea Palma
  • Technical Inspection

    D.R.S.
  • Area

    8711.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +31

Video: Valparaiso Cultural Park / HLPS arquitectos by Cristobal Palma

00:00 - 5 November, 2012

Parque Cultural de Valparaiso [PCdV] from Estudio Palma on Vimeo.

Winner of an international competition in 2009 after the rejection of a proposal from brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Valparaíso Cultural Center designed by HLPS arquitectos was finished last year with an impressive result. Today we have this great video Cristobal Palma just shared with us, shot a couple of months ago.

La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

18:00 - 19 October, 2012
© 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 © Sergio Pirrone © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali +10

Lofts Yungay II / Rearquitectura

01:00 - 6 April, 2010
Lofts Yungay II / Rearquitectura, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal
  • Architects

  • Location

    General Mackenna 109-247, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architects

    Antonio Menéndez Ferrer – Cristian Barrientos Vera
  • Structure Engineer

     Jorge Dadhal Casas-Cordero.
  • Mep

     H.A.O. Ingeniería.
  • Client

     Inmobiliaria Rearquitectura Ltda.
  • Contractor

     JMC Constructora Limitada
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +48

Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura

01:00 - 6 October, 2008
Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Camino Costero, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architects

    oficina de arquitectura - Emilio Marín, Nicolás Norero (competition phase)
  • Collaborators

    Diego Rossel (development phase)
  • Structural Engineer

    INGEVSA S.A.
  • Materials

    GRAU concrete ground slab, Concrete, galvanize steel
  • Project Year

    2007

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