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First-Place Winner of Santiago Landmark Competition: Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell

Smiljan Radic, Gabriela Medrano, and Ricardo Serpell have won a competition to design a new landmark for Santiago, Chile: an antenna tower to be placed on the summit of San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of the city.

The 'Santiago Antenna Tower,' a unique telecommunications tower with panoramic views, should be completed in 2017, in time for the centenary of the Metropolitan Park of Santiago.

Further detail and the architect's description of the project, after the break.

Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2014

For the second year in a row, Indexnewspaper will organize ‘Porto Academy’ at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in Portugal from the 21st to the 28th of July 2014.

Winner Chosen to Design Annex to Chile's National History Museum

The winner of a competition to design a new extension for Chile's National History Museum has been announced. The competition, hosted by The Chilean Architecture Department of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Libraries, Archives and Museums, called for an 8,612 square feet annex devoted to exhibition and storage space. From the 54 proposals received, Aguiló + Pedraza Architects' stood out.

The Architect's description of the proposal, after the break.

Aguas Claras House / Ramon Coz + Benjamin Ortiz

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Zapallar, Chile
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009
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    Manufacturers :  Arteknia, Atika, Escenium HAUS, Leaf, Teka, +3

Cau i balcó / Tallerdarquitectura

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Rupià, Spain

Baltic Sea Art Park International Competition

The Museum of New Art, in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects and Pärnu City Government, announced an international architectural competition on 1 July, to establish the Baltic Sea Art Park in Pärnu. The objective of the competition is to find the best vision in terms of architecture and planning to further develop the art park of the Baltic Sea countries. The deadline for entries is 10 October 2013, and the winners shall be announced on 15 October 2013. The competition prize fund is EUR 12,000.

School in Nebaj / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

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Villa de los Niños Library / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

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Guatemala Zona 6, Guatemala

Koica Library / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

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“Bird House” Single family house / Semisótano arquitectos ( RGRM arquitectos)

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La Carolina, Spain
  • Architects: Semisótano arquitectos ( RGRM arquitectos)
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  397
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

Chalco Community Center / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

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“INTRAS” Center for the Mentally Disabled / Amas4arquitectura

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  • Architects: Amas4arquitectura: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín, Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  770
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009

Lamp Lighting Solutions 2013 Awards Finalists

This year, the Lamp Lighting Solutions 2013 celebrated its 5th version. The awards are organized by LAMP, an architectural technical lighting company, specialized in, advising on and designing efficient solutions adaptable to any project by way of innovative and competitive products and services.

Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013 closed its registration period with record on all the previous editions, with a total of 608 projects submitted from 52 countries and 61% internationalization.

More details on the winners after the break.

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Municipal Funeral Home Montealegre del Castillo, Albacete / dra arquitectos

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Montealegre del Castillo, Spain
  • Architects: dra arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  181
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2011

ASPAYM Center for persons with disabilities / Amas4arquitectura

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  • Architects: Amas4arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1035
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2011

Refurbishment of the Old Benalúa Station and Insertion of Casa Mediterraneo Headquarters / Manuel Ocaña del Valle

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  • Architects: Manuel Ocaña
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Big Ass Fans

Fashion Mogul Commissions OMA to Convert Venice Palazzo

Both Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright can be found on a lengthy list of architects who have tried to build in Venice and lost their battle to conservationists. However, OMA has broke through this barrier, as the practice was recently approved - after five years pending - to go forth with a renovation project of a 16th century palazzo for the fashion retailer Benetton near the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.


More details and statements from the architect after the break...

Interior Light-Single Family Housing / Viraje architecture

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Valencia, Spain
  • Architects: Viraje architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  363
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012