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Dinamarca 399 / Joaquín Velasco Rubio

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld + 42

Valparaíso, Chile
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Joaquín Velasco Rubio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    985.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Casa Monjas / Molo Arquitectos

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Houses  · 
Valparaiso, Chile

Minga Valpo: Architects and Sustainable Reconstruction in Valparaíso, Chile

Courtesy of Minga Valpo
Courtesy of Minga Valpo

After the fire this past April in Valparaíso, Chile, a group of young architects went to the port city to develop a reconstruction project based on energy efficiency, recycled materials, and adaptability to Valparaíso's topographic context. The Minga Valpo project has not only achieved these objectives, but it has also allowed families to help build their own houses. In a mere three months, Minga Valpo has already built three houses.

Take a look at photographs of the project and read the architects' description after the break. 

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Fauna Hotel / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco + 32

Renovation  · 
Valparaiso, Chile

After the Wildfires: How Will Chile Rebuild Its Informal Communities?

For those unfamiliar with Valparaíso, allow me to inform you: this city is a treasure. The UNESCO World Heritage site and cultural capital of Chile is defined by its winding paths, happily graffitied streets, antiquated funiculars, and - above all - its colorful, tightly-packed hills. And because of its precarious density, the city was brought to its knees by vicious forest fires this past weekend, fires which quickly spread and consumed 2,500 acres, displacing over 12,500 people whose homes were destroyed.

The hills where the fires hit hardest are similar to Brazilian favelas - inhabited by informal residents who have little to no access to infrastructure and who constructed their homes themselves, illegally, and - as the fires have proven - rather perilously.

The response of the Chilean government so far has been to suggest bulldozing and building again in “a more orderly manner.” To do so, the government has intimated that it will expropriate land and relocate citizens to safer sites.

©  M. Campos, Vía Soychile.cl Courtesy of Colegio de Arquitectos ©  M. Campos, Vía Soychile.cl © David Assael, co-founder of ArchDaily + 9

Video: Valparaiso Cultural Park / HLPS arquitectos by Cristobal Palma

Parque Cultural de Valparaiso [PCdV] from Estudio Palma on Vimeo.

Winner of an international competition in 2009 after the rejection of a proposal from brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Valparaíso Cultural Center designed by HLPS arquitectos was finished last year with an impressive result. Today we have this great video Cristobal Palma just shared with us, shot a couple of months ago.

La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

Architects: Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez Location: Quintero, Valparaíso Region, Chile Architect In Charge: Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 150 sqm Photographs: Erieta Attali, Felipe Camus, Sergio Pirrone

© Felipe Camus © Sergio Pirrone © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 10

Lofts Yungay II / Rearquitectura

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal + 48

Loft  · 
Valparaiso, Chile
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Antonio Menéndez Ferrer – Cristian Barrientos Vera
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    0

Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura

Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura Altamirano Walk Public Furniture / oficina de arquitectura + 18

Public Space  · 
Valparaiso, Chile
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project oficina de arquitectura - Emilio Marín, Nicolás Norero (competition phase)
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2007