Posts Tagged ‘Chile’
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Article source: HSU·RUDOLPHY arquitectos
In our society we customarily perceive architecture as a luxury, understanding luxury as something valuable and at the same time scarce. We agree with the first component of the definition, but with respect to the second point, we as architects have probably not been persistent enough to build a better quality environment, nor inside or outside the Centres. Now if we define luxury as Bruno Munari does, we realize that, in general, high-level architectural production is associated with improper use of costly materials, which produce an equality gap to the extent that the benefits of good design can only be taken advantage of by those that can afford it.
Image Courtesy © Juan Durán Sierralta
- Architects: HSU·RUDOLPHY arquitectos
- Project: Hostal Ritoque
- Location: Playa de Ritoque s/n, Quintero, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
- Photography: Juan Durán Sierralta
- Client: Diego Arenas / Dayenú Vencilla
- Structural Project: José Manuel Morales / Gabriel Rudolphy
- Construction: Juan Tapia / Francisco Tapia / Diego Arenas
- Budget: U$ 650/ sqm2
- Area: 183 m2
- Year: 2014
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Article source: Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos
The rainy city of Concepción, is located in the mouth of the Bío-Bío River, 520 Km south of Santiago. It has aprox. 220.000 inhabitants, but its threshold spans reaches some 630.000 people. The highlights of its economy are the elaboration of steel and the wood industry, both on wide exporting booms. We were asked to design a branch of the ‘Consorcio Nacional de Seguros’, National Insurance Consortium, in a corner site, in front of the only historic and antique church in Concepción, whose façade had been unfortunately reconstructed after an earthquake. Furthermore, it had a front fenced square that impoverished its quality and public character.
Image Courtesy © Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos
- Architects: Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos
- Project: ‘CONSORCIO’ Branch Concepcion
- Location: San Martín Street with Lincoyán Street, Concepción, Chile
- Architect: Enrique Browne
- Associate Architect: Patricio Browne
- Collaborator Architects: Enrique c. Browne, Sebastián Morandé, Davor Mavlovic
- Models: Verónica Celedón
- Builder: Ignacio Hurtado y cia.
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Article source: Thomas Löwenstein arquitecto
The Project arises from the combination between levels and sights, which on the one hand, proposes relations of spacial interior continuity and on the other, it relates this interior with the horizons.
In the first floor, the main topographic levels were redefined as well as the natural paths that existed in the natural terrain to preserve the sensation of moving in the slope. This condition in addition with the size and orientation of the spans constantly frame new horizons of the beach and valley.
Image Courtesy © Alejandro Galvez
- Architects: Thomas Löwenstein arquitecto
- Project: Casa en Los Molles
- Location: Los Molles, fith region, Chile
- Photography: Alejandro Galvez
- Completion year: 2016
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Article source: Felipe Alarcón Carreño Arquitecto
Buildings not only convey their physical characteristics, but also symbolic values attributable to experiences and memories, including what we imagine and what we know.
In the case of a house, the bond between the user and the building represents a relationship that gains in symbolic value with everyday use.
Image Courtesy © Pablo Casals Aguirre
- Architects: Felipe Alarcón Carreño Arquitecto
- Project: Lautaro House
- Location: Lautaro 860, Linares, Chile
- Photography: Pablo Casals Aguirre
- Collaborator: Juan Paulo Alarcón
- Structural adviser: Pedro Bartolomé
- Construction: Felipe Alarcón-Darwin Barra
- Constructive sistem: Steel structure
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Article source: Gonzalo Iturriaga | Arquitectos
Refuge for a mountaineer. The commission consisted of a roof, a kitchen, a bathroom and one room. The necessary to start at dawn the route traced the day before.
The proposal consists in constructing through planes and angles a cover that in its folds allows the entrance and in its cuts the exterior views.
Image Courtesy © Gonzalo Iturriaga
- Architects: Gonzalo Iturriaga | Arquitectos
- Project: RF.C9
- Location: Comuna de San Esteban, Valparaíso región, Chile
- Photography: Gonzalo Iturriaga
- Surface: 60 M2
- Year of construction: 2015-16
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: B+V Arquitectura
The project is located near Lake Rapel, on a site of 896.5 sqm. This is characterized by a privileged view of the lake and a strong slope in most of its development. The budget forces to minimize the intervention in the slope, containing the largest amount of program in the minimum of flat space available at the beginning of the site. This, together with the high temperatures presented by Rapel’s microclimate in summer, implies the following problems: high program density, excessive solar radiation and lack of comfortable space for recreation.
Image Courtesy © Rodolfo Lagos Berardi
- Architects: B+V Arquitectura
- Project: The Folding House
- Location: Chile
- Photography: Rodolfo Lagos Berardi
- Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: GITC architecture
A.- DESIGN BRIEF and SITE considerations.
- The Project consists of a single family home in a suburban zone, north of Santiago, in a semi-arid climate, with a long summer season (7 months) and low winter temperatures. It is located on a private lot, very close to freeways that connect to the city, but in it is also surrounded by nature, isolated from construction and neighbors.
Image Courtesy © Felipe Díaz Contardo
- Architects: GITC architecture (Felipe Vera Buschmann, Rodrigo Belmar Expósito)
- Project: Casa Chamisero
- Location: Chamisero, Colina, Santiago, Chile
- Photography: Felipe Díaz Contardo
- Client: Rodrigo Lopez Pizarro
- Collaborating architects: Laura Cuesta Hernández, Carlos Estay Olguín, Felipe Muñoz Sepúlveda, Camila Pérez Arévalo
- Structural Calculation: Engineer Roberto Soto
- Electrical Project: Rodrigo García Pino
- Health Project: Mauricio Bonnefoy
- Illumination Project: Sebastián Díaz R.
- Material: Reinforced concrete seen, steel, native wood and glass coverings
- Constructora House: Ricardo Solís Ltda.
- Construction Works Exterior: GITC Ltda.
- I.T.O.: GITC Ltda.
- Constructed area: 767, 7 m²
- Year of construction: 2014
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Article source: PAR Arquitectos
An isolated and open construction, next to an existing swimming pool, was ordered at the end of the house garden. The place is presented with an outstanding geographical support, which contains and frames a privileged green environment, typical of the pre-mountain range area east of Santiago.
The project strategy refers to the pergola as an architectural reference; That light and autonomous frame as an integral support of nature and multiple activities.
Image Courtesy © Diego Elgueta
- Architects: PAR Arquitectos (Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Tomás Pardo)
- Project: Pergola Pavilion
- Location: Lo Barnechea, Santiago, RM, Chile
- Photography: Diego Elgueta
- Area: 52 mts2 / 1.114 mts2
- Year: 2017
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Article source: Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos
The project involved the rehabilitation of a former boarding school built in the late nineteenth century, in the area of Cerro Alegre in Valparaíso. In a slope and with access to two pedestrian streets, the building is located above the Dimalow promenade overlooking it with its main facade while releasing a backyard towards the Caracoles passage.
Image Courtesy © Pablo Blanco
- Architects: Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos
- Project: El Internado
- Location: Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Chile
- Photography: Pablo Blanco and José Benasco
- Team project: Roberto Fantuzzi, Jaime Rodillo, José Tomás Caballero, Mercedes Angulo
- Construction company: FRAC Ltda.
- Manufacturers: Santa Elena Mastering workshop, Perfilam, Sonam, Biotung, Tarkett, Patagonia glass
- Area: 810 m2
- Project Year: 2015
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Article source: FELIPE ASSADI ARQUITECTOS
The commission was for a pavilion bordering a tennis court that could handle four programs in the following order: sauna, gymnasium, baths, and lodgings for a caretaker. The two central programs were to be related to the ten- nis court, but not the lateral ones. At the same time, the three sports-related programs were to be interconnected, whereas the lodgings were to be isolated from the rest.
Image Courtesy © FERNANDO ALDA