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San José de la Sierra Building / German del Rio, Nicolas del Rio, Roberto Farias

Apartments  · 
Las Condes, Chile
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4897.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Chucao House / ABESTUDIO

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Coñaripe, Chile
  • Architects: ABESTUDIO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 212.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.

The academy's annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the opening of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. The prize is given to an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. The program has since been expanded to include four Arts and Literature Awards for American architects that explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.

12 Cachagua / Mobil Arquitectos

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Housing  · 
Cachagua, Chile
  • Architects: Mobil Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2470.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Austrian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Focus on the Importance of "Free Space" in Urban Spaces

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Austrian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Cities are largely defined by their public spaces. It is here that a range of user expectations come together. The aim of urban design is to find a balance, to act with an eye to the future and cities are largely defined by their public spaces. It is here that a range of user expectations come together. The aim of urban design is to find a balance, to act with an eye to the future and to increase the attention given to public space. Public space is social space. And this is precisely why design is so important. In terms of architectural language, the quality of public space is defined by the balance between space and place, by convincing materials and by major urban design signals as much as by spontaneous and informal gestures. And, always, by high aesthetic aspirations.

Smiljan Radic: "I Always Collect Things From All Over; There Is Little Invention"

Mestizo Restaurant / Smiljan Radic. Image © Gonzalo Puga
Mestizo Restaurant / Smiljan Radic. Image © Gonzalo Puga

A lot of things are said about Smiljan Radic. Some say that he belongs to an architecture that borders on the sculptural. It is also said that both his aesthetic and his silence is admired by his peers. It is also said that he is so hermetic that he doesn’t even have a website to promote his work. All these things are said about the 52 years old Chilean architect, before he starts his talk "more or less a year," at the Puerto de Ideas Festival in Valparaíso (Chile), where he reviews his latest projects.

"Saying something -and saying something else- has always seemed impossible or very difficult for me. I always collect things from everywhere. And that's what I do. There isn’t much more to it than that: there is little invention. In spite of everything, one has to end up talking, saying things. And today we are going to talk about what I could and could not do in the past year", he says at the beginning of his talk at the Cousiño Palace in Valparaíso.

PF House / [ b e l e v ê ] + Hrdalo Arq

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Lo Barnechea, Chile

22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018

On Saturday in Santiago, Chile, the Prix Versailles Committee announced the continental winners of its annual awards celebrating built commercial architecture.

Ten winning projects in Central America, the South and the Caribbean and twelve in North America are awarded in four categories: stores, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. In May, built projects in Africa and Asia will be awarded in Algiers and Beijing. The European winners will be announced in Paris.

Check a gallery of the continental winners projects, below.

Continental Winners Central America, the South and the Caribbean:

Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura

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Dorms  · 
Santiago, Chile
  • Architects: RS Arquitectura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 12784.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

SeDu House / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

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Houses  · 
Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 308.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

El Boldo House / SUN Arquitectos

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Houses  · 
Zapallar, Chile
  • Architects: SUN Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 400.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Seis Building / SML ARQUITECTOS + MATHIAS KLOTZ

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Residential  · 
Las Condes, Chile

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

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Houses  · 
Zapallar, Chile

Spotlight: Alvar Aalto

As one of the key figures of midcentury Modernism and perhaps Finland's most celebrated architect, Alvar Aalto (3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was known for his humanistic approach to Modernism. For his characteristically Finnish take on architecture, Aalto has become a key reference point for architecture in the Nordic countries, and his commitment to creating a total work of art left many examples of his design genius not only in buildings but also in their interior features, including furniture, lamps, and glassware design.

MIT Baker House Dormitory. Image © <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baker_House,_MIT,_Cambridge,_Massachusetts.JPG'>Wikimedia user Daderot</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Muuratsalo Experimental House. Image © Nico Saieh Riola Parish Church. Image © Franco Di Capua Säynätsalo Town Hall. Image © <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SaynatsaloTownHall.jpg'>Wikimedia user Zache</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 20

Venice Biennale 2018: Danish Pavilion to Focus on the Power of Collaborative Innovation

The Danish pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will demonstrate the power of collaborative innovation through large-scale installations. Architect and Head of Institute of Architecture & Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Natalie Mossin was selected to be the Danish pavilion curator by several prestigious organizations including The Danish Architecture Centre, The Danish Ministry of Culture, Realdania and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Best Vineyards in Chile & Argentina (For Wine and Architecture)

Each year millions of wine enthusiasts travel the globe in search of memorable tasting experiences. And architecture-loving Oenophiles (wine aficionados) are likely to seek vineyards that not only produce outstanding libations, but also those with impressive architecture. With world-famous wines and evergrowing international renown, the vineyards of South America accommodate thousands of wine tourists each year. Chile and Argentina currently sit in the top 10 wine-exporting countries; Chile exported $1.9 billion worth of wine in 2016 and Argentina exported $816.8 million in the same year.

Separated by the Andes, the valleys surrounding Argentina's Mendoza and Chile's central valley (including Elqui, Limarí, Aconcagua, Maipo, Casablanca, Colchagua, Cachapoal, Maule and Curicó valleys) attract a high number of enotourists. The wineries and vineyards featured below have moved away from the traditional image of the historic country house in both aesthetic terms and (sometimes) in the use of materials in the winemaking process. These properties also exist in natural harmony with the surrounding landscape to make the most of sunlight, air circulation and topography for the construction of wine cellars, hotels, tasting rooms, lookouts and viewing points, and research centers. The new and vibrant architectural designs serve as innovation inspiration in their production of the wines as well.

Municipalidad Lo Barnechea / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

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Lo Barnechea, Chile

Casa SarahMarc / Pe+Br+Re arquitectos

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Houses  · 
Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Architects: Pe+Br+Re arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 230.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016