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U House / Andres Nuñez Fuenzalida Arquitectos

© Denise Heirman © Denise Heirman © Denise Heirman © Denise Heirman + 33

Residential  · 
Santiago, Chile
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Andres Nuñez Fuenzalida Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    380.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

M House / Andres Nuñez Fuenzalida Arquitectos

© Fernando Gomez © Fernando Gomez © Fernando Gomez © Fernando Gomez + 25

Houses  · 
Cachagua, Chile
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Andres Nuñez Fuenzalida Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    300.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Chilean Houses And Their Kitchens In Detail

Traditionally, Chilean housing has used the kitchen as a central space in their designs, from which all other venues are deployed. Being a focal point within each project, it's important to deepen its design and occupy every available square meter in favor of its effective use. Today, we review 7 kitchens designed specifically in Chilean homes; each one with particular details and distributions, and different combinations of materials, furniture, and equipment.

Casa Zille / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos. Image © Xilofor Casa Málaga / Prietoschaffer arquitectos. Image © Roland Halbe Casa Rocas / Studio MK27 + 57STUDIO. Image © Xilofor Los Halcones / FG Arquitectos + Demaria. Image © Xilofor + 48

Alejandro Aravena Shares the Foundational Philosophies at the Core of His Socially Conscious Practice

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena shares the fundamentals of his design philosophy in a documented interview titled “To Design is to Prefer.” The Pritzker Prize winner founded his practice in 2001, committed to exploring socially conscious design practices. His firm, Elemental, first gained international recognition for its work creating social housing projects in Chile, but its portfolio continues to expand to include work from museums, universities, transportation, and urban infrastructure.

This video highlights the mental process behind Aravena’s personal practices and insights into Elemental’s unique approach to design. The interview begins discussing Aravena’s introduction to architecture as a teen and how architecture, a rather obscure phenomenon to the young Aravena, became his passion. Throughout the film, Aravena flips to the pages of his sketchbooks, illustrating the raw hand of the architect.

Hidden Gems of Latin American Architecture

Nido de Quetzalcóatl / Javier Senosian. Image © Marcos Betanzos
Nido de Quetzalcóatl / Javier Senosian. Image © Marcos Betanzos

Teatro Oficina / Lina Bo Bardi e Edson Elito. Image © Nelson Kon Portal del cementerio de azul. Image via Wikipedia User Elciri Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 Centro Cultural García Márquez. Image © Alejandro Ojeda Galería IK LAB / Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel. Image Cortesía de IK LAB + 24

Vacation time is near. Would you like to visit some of the most enchanting places in Latin American architecture? We know you're an architecture aficionado and that your passion takes you places that inspire and awe. Even though a visit to the classic tourist sites can result in an amazing trip, visiting lesser-known places can make for an unforgettable experience. It is because of this passion for parts unknown that we have compiled this list of some of Latin America's hidden architecture gems for you to consider as you plan your next trip. Keep reading for the complete list. 

EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture

The Center for Architecture, in collaboration with CONSTRUCTO, will present the exhibition EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture, opening on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 pm, curated by CONSTRUCTO foundersJeannette Plaut and Marcelo Sarovic. The opening will begin with a roundtable discussion between Plaut, Sarovic and MoMA Director Glenn Lowry and will be followed by a presentation by architect Smiljan Radic.

Panguipulli Hotel / GA estudio

Hotels  · 
Panguipulli, Chile
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project GA estudio
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012