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Jeanne Gang, Sebastián Irarrázaval Among 2018 RIBA International Fellows

06:00 - 4 October, 2017
Jeanne Gang, Sebastián Irarrázaval Among 2018 RIBA International Fellows, Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang. Image © Hedrich Blessing
Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang. Image © Hedrich Blessing

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the list of 9 architects selected for their 2018 RIBA International Fellowships program, established to "reward the particular contributions non-UK architects have made to architecture." In addition, 14 individuals from diverse backgrounds have been named honorary fellows.

Read on after the break for the full Fellowship lists

20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 24 September, 2017
20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week, © Chen Hao
© Chen Hao

This week we have prepared a special selection of 20 images of architecture as seen from the sky. This style of image, made possible by the emergence of drones, is increasingly used in architectural photography. It makes it possible to understand, in a single image, the totality of a project, and to see how the project interacts with the context in which it is immersed. Read on to see a selection of renowned photographers such as Hufton + Crow, Fernando Guerra, NAARO, and Jesús Granada.

© Takumi Ota © Steve Troes Fotodesign © Barbara Vetter, Vincent Heiland © Felipe Díaz Contardo + 20

Music+Architecture: This Web Series Invites World-Renowned Musicians to Perform in Celebrated Chilean Buildings

15:05 - 22 March, 2017
Music+Architecture: This Web Series Invites World-Renowned Musicians to Perform in Celebrated Chilean Buildings, Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval. Image © Sergio Pirrone
Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval. Image © Sergio Pirrone

Architecture and music are two very different art forms – one is visual, tactile and logical; the other audial and emotional. So what happens when you bring these two artistic media together?

This is the idea explored by Chilean web series Insigne Sesiones, which aims to “[expose] he ideal mix between contemporary architecture and music, generating the first audiovisual project worldwide that officially joins these two disciplines.” For their first season, Insigne Sesiones invited six world-renowned musicians to perform their music in the intimate settings of some of the most celebrated works of Chilean architects across the country.

Check out the full first season below.

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval

09:00 - 14 November, 2016
2Y House  / Sebastián Irarrázaval, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo + 49

Constitución Public Library / Sebastian Irarrázaval

09:00 - 3 May, 2016
Constitución Public Library  / Sebastian Irarrázaval, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo + 35

  • Architects

    Sebastian Irarrázaval
  • Location

    Constitución, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Macarena Burdiles, Carlos Pesquera, Alicia Arguelles, Sebastián Mancera
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

Courtesy of Sebastián Irarrázaval © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone + 61

Video: Universidad Catolica School of Design / Sebastian Irarrazaval, by Cristobal Palma

13:01 - 5 December, 2011

Chilean architect Sebastian Irarrazaval recently completed the new building for the Universidad Catolica School of Design in Santiago, Chile.

The new 4-stories tall building is organized around two patios with different spatial qualities, that create new intimate spaces in the campus. The building is cladded in corten steel, a material chosen to age with the building, contrasting with the combination of concrete and light wood to give a more intimate character to the interior spaces, patios and circulations.

Thanks to this video by architectural photographer Cristobal Palma we are able to see dynamic aspects of the building in use, such as the the windows, which play a key role bringing indirect light to the classrooms and allowing for cross ventilation through the patios.

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La Reserva House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

00:00 - 22 June, 2008
La Reserva House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Colina, Chile
  • Architect

    Sebastián Irarrázaval
  • Associate Architect

    Andrea Von Chrismar
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

Ocho al Cubo House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

00:00 - 18 June, 2008
Ocho al Cubo House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Puchuncaví, Chile
  • Architect

    Sebastian Irarrazaval
  • Collaborator

    Patricio Poblete
  • Structural Engineer

    Luis Soler P.
  • Client

    Eduardo Godoy
  • Materials

    Concrete, Glass & Stone
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

Indigo Patagonia Hotel / Sebastián Irarrazaval

00:00 - 21 May, 2008
Indigo Patagonia Hotel / Sebastián Irarrazaval

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pedro Montt 251-299, Puerto Natales, Natales, Magallanes, Chile
  • Architect

    Sebastián Irarrázabal
  • Interior Design

    Sebastián Irarrazaval, Ana Ibáñez, Olivier Potart
  • Collaborators

    Ximena García Huidobro, Francisco Ibáñez, Patricio Poblete
  • Structure

    Luis Soler
  • Contractor

    Bravo e Izquierdo
  • Client

    Olivier Potart, Ana Ibáñez, Hernán Jofré
  • Graphic Design

    C-Proyecta
  • Materials

    Concrete, Wood
  • Structure Material

    Concrete
  • Budget

    USD $4 millions
  • Web Site

    www.indigopatagonia.com
  • Floor Area

    300 sqm
  • Site Area

    700 sqm
  • Area

    1680.0 m2

Lira House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

00:00 - 6 May, 2008
Lira House / Sebastián Irarrazaval

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Chile
  • Architect

    Sebastian Irarrazaval
  • Client

    Martin Irarrazaval
  • Materials

    Concrete, Timber & Glass
  • Site Area

    700 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006