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UC Casa Central's Student Cafeteria / OMN Arquitectos

11:00 - 16 July, 2018
UC Casa Central's Student Cafeteria / OMN Arquitectos, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in charge

    Osvaldo Muñoz Nordenflycht
  • Collaborator Architects

    Rodolfo Guajardo, Christian Jorquera
  • Client

    Dirección de Infraestructura, Pontificia Universidad Católica
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Felipe Díaz Contardo

What Makes a City Livable to You?

09:30 - 28 April, 2018
© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/132839384@N08/17241901246'>Flickr user Hafitz Maulana</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageA music festival in Singapore
© Flickr user Hafitz Maulana licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageA music festival in Singapore

Mercer released their annual list of the Most Livable Cities in the World last month. The list ranks 231 cities based on factors such as crime rates, sanitation, education and health standards, with Vienna at #1 and Baghdad at #231. There’s always some furor over the results, as there ought to be when a city we love does not make the top 20, or when we see a city rank highly but remember that one time we visited and couldn’t wait to leave.

To be clear, Mercer is a global HR consultancy, and their rankings are meant to serve the multinational corporations that are their clients. The list helps with relocation packages and remuneration for their employees. But a company’s first choice on where to send their workers is not always the same place you’d choose to send yourself to.

And these rankings, calculated as they are, also vary depending on who’s calculating. Monocle publishes their own list, as does The Economist, so the editors at ArchDaily decided to throw our hat in as well. Here we discuss what we think makes cities livable, and what we’d hope to see more of in the future.

22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018

14:00 - 16 April, 2018
22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018, Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image
Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image

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

17:00 - 27 March, 2018
Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lord Cochrane 166, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architect

    Juan Carlos Sotomayor Correa
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Hernández Pons
  • Area

    12784.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

A Guide to Santiago's Modern Architecture: 20 Projects You Need to Know About

16:00 - 11 March, 2018
A Guide to Santiago's Modern Architecture: 20 Projects You Need to Know About, Villa Olímpica / Rodolfo Bravo + Jorge Poblete + Ricardo Carvallo + Pablo Hegedus, Julio Mardones + Gonzalo Mardones + Sergio González. Image © María González
Villa Olímpica / Rodolfo Bravo + Jorge Poblete + Ricardo Carvallo + Pablo Hegedus, Julio Mardones + Gonzalo Mardones + Sergio González. Image © María González

The modern movement was a key player in the cultural construction of Chile in the 20th century. Although the first projects came from the private sector, their urban and landscape principles were adopted by the modernizing project of the welfare state that began to be built after the social conflicts that exploded in the 1920s.

During chile's industrialization process, the State's housing construction incorporated concepts such as liveability, and universal access to housing and sanitation, which were put to the test early on in the reconstruction of cities such as Chillán after the 1939 earthquake. As Chile is a country that is familiar with earthquakes, it was necessary to readjust the concepts of the modern movement to national structural requirements, that is, resizing the reinforced concrete sections, which gave them a heavier visual expression than in Brazil or Argentina.

From the daring vision of Sergio Larraín García-Moreno and Jorge Arteaga in the Oberpaur building - the first of the modern movement - to the urban visions of BVCH in the Villa Portales, or the first exercises in height in the upper middle class sectors, the modern movement has left its mark on our society and in our cities. However, only one of the projects presented here is declared a historical monument.

In this edition of the architectural guides, we present you twenty chronologically ordered projects that reflect the evolution of the modern movement in Santiago, Chile.

República Remodelling / Vicente Bruna + Germán Wijnant + Víctor Calvo + Jaime Perelman + Orlando Sepúlveda. Image © María González Villa Olímpica / Rodolfo Bravo + Jorge Poblete + Ricardo Carvallo + Pablo Hegedus, Julio Mardones + Gonzalo Mardones + Sergio González. Image © María González CEPAL / Emilio Duhart. Image © María González Portales Neighbourhood Unit / BVCH. Image © María González + 19

Astoundingly Colorful Chilean Sunset Captured In Timelapse Photo Series

08:00 - 6 January, 2018

With over 10,000 followers, Juan Cristóbal Lara's (@eljuancri) Instagram account has become a go-to photographic essay of Chile's capital city, Santiago. His images show an urban area in which the giant Andes mountains, the city's hills, and the Mapocho River are the stars of the show. As the buildings and natural elements harness and reflect the changing light of the sun, Santiago has certified itself as one of the most photogenic cities around.

To commemorate the end of 2017, Lara published his first timelapse—a video filmed over a period of days that shows the Santiago sunset from the San Critóbal and Calán hills.

Unforgettable Prefab Pavilion Plays with Light and Wind

08:00 - 16 December, 2017
Unforgettable Prefab Pavilion Plays with Light and Wind, © Nicolas Saieh
© Nicolas Saieh

Sarovic_Plaut Arquitectos’ latest work, “The Grater,” was the Bazar ED 2017 entry pavilion. Last November, Bazar ED’s 13th annual fair united design, decoration and trends at Santiago’s Bicentennial Park.

The pavilion is the first thing people see when they enter the fair and the last thing they see as they leave, making it a particularly memorable space. The spatial atmosphere created by Sarovic_Plaut Arquitectos plays with light and wind to enhance visitors sensorial experience.

Verónica Arcos Designs Pop Up Radio for GAM Cultural Center in Santiago

14:00 - 7 December, 2017
Verónica Arcos Designs Pop Up Radio for GAM Cultural Center in Santiago, © Daniel Ortiz
© Daniel Ortiz

Chilean architect Verónica Arcos has been invited to design a modular wood studio that was installed in the central courtyard of the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. The show was part of the Red Bull Radio Pop Up Santiago, a radio event that broadcasts eight hours a day of live conversation, musical selections and live shows in the search to spread what is now known as Chilean musical identity.

Job Opening: Content Coordinator at ArchDaily

13:46 - 29 November, 2017
Job Opening: Content Coordinator at ArchDaily, © Leandro Fuenzalida
© Leandro Fuenzalida

ArchDaily is an evolving project of the Internet – an experiment in archiving, disseminating discourse and sharing content related to architecture and urbanism on a scale that was not possible as little as two decades ago.

Since our foundation in 2008, we have operated around a single mission: to bring knowledge, inspiration, and tools to the people who are, and will be, designing the urban centers which will accommodate our planet’s (exponentially rising) population.

Most importantly for us, we are continually connecting people from around the developed and developing world by building a platform which operates in four languages—Spanish, English, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese—to ensure that these discussions are available to the widest possible global audience.

And in order to bring content to our half-a-million daily readers more efficiently, we're looking for a Content Coordinator to help guide and organize the team. Are you meticulous, exceptionally organized and passionate about architecture and the internet? This is the job for you.

Call for Applications: 2018 ArchDaily Residency

13:40 - 29 November, 2017
Call for Applications: 2018 ArchDaily Residency, © Daniela Galdames
© Daniela Galdames

is looking for a motivated and highly-skilled architecture-lover to join our team in Santiago, Chile! We are happy to announce a new residency program aimed at identifying emerging talent in the field of online architecture publishing. Participants in the Residency program receive a monthly stipend so that they can temporarily relocate to Chile and work alongside our global team of content producers for a period of four to six months.

Interested in what it's like to be an ArchDailyer? Check out our office life!

FS Residence / Pablo Dikenstein

08:00 - 20 October, 2017
FS Residence / Pablo Dikenstein, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 21

CorpArtes Theater and Cultural Center / Renzo Zecchetto Architects

13:00 - 10 September, 2017
CorpArtes Theater and Cultural Center / Renzo Zecchetto Architects, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne + 18

Francisco de Aguirre Building / Stein-Suazo Arquitectos

15:00 - 25 August, 2017
Francisco de Aguirre Building / Stein-Suazo Arquitectos, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Américo Vespucio Nte 2500, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Collaborator

    Francisco Contreras Riffart
  • Area

    8440.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Apartment Building La Juliana / ipiña+nieto architects

11:00 - 21 August, 2017
Apartment Building La Juliana / ipiña+nieto architects, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monjitas 530, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Project Team

    Tadea de Ipiña Mariscal, Jorge Nieto Pujol.
  • Area

    1075.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

House between Courtyards / Enrique Browne + Tomás Swett

09:00 - 29 May, 2017
House between Courtyards / Enrique Browne + Tomás Swett, Aerial view 02. Image © Nico Saieh
Aerial view 02. Image © Nico Saieh

Garden. Image © Nico Saieh Aerial view. Image © Nico Saieh Library. Image © Nico Saieh Materials. Image © Nico Saieh + 20

Download High Resolution World City Maps for CAD

12:00 - 12 April, 2017

Mapacad is a website that offers downloads of .dwgs of dozens of cities. With 200 metropolises in their database, the founders have shared a set of their most-downloaded cities.

The files contain closed polyline layers for buildings, streets, highways, city limits, and geographical data--all ready for use in CAD programs like Autocad, Rhino, BricsCad and SketchUp.

Bahá’í Temple of South America Wins 2017 Innovation in Architecture Award

06:00 - 6 April, 2017
Bahá’í Temple of South America Wins 2017 Innovation in Architecture Award, © Vanessa Guillen
© Vanessa Guillen

Toronto-based Hariri Pontarini Architects’ Bahá’í Temple of South America has won the 2017 Innovation in Architecture Award presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains outside Santiago, Chile, the domed building was designed and built using computer modeling, measuring, and fabrication software, as well as custom glass, all of which culminated in nine monumental veils that frame an open worship space for up to 600 visitors. Completed in 2016, the project took 14 years to realize.

© Justin Ford © Hariri Pontarini Architects © Sebastian Wilson Leon © Ian David + 8

Albert Tidy Architecture Studio / Albert Tidy Arquitectos

15:00 - 24 March, 2017
Albert Tidy Architecture Studio / Albert Tidy Arquitectos, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Arthur Dressler © Pablo Casals-Aguirre + 9