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Biological Medical Center in Santiago, Chile by Vientos Arquitectura

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Article source: Vientos Arquitectura

The Capital City of Chile, Santiago is known for being one of the most contaminated of Latin America. This Medical Center is located in the South-East side of the city; which is in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range.

Image Courtesy © Martin Garcia de la Huerta

Image Courtesy © Martin Garcia de la Huerta

  • Architects: Vientos Arquitectura (Winds Architecture, Philippe Game, Camilo Corces)
  • Project: Biological Medical Center
  • Location:  Palena 3374, Lo Cañas, Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Martin Garcia de la Huerta
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Colaborators: Nomade Estudio
  • Area: 233 m2
  • Project Date: August 2013

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Alejandro Aravena of Chile receives the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Thursday, January 14th, 2016


He practices architecture as an artful endeavor in private commissions and in designs for the public realm and epitomizes the revival of a more socially engaged architect.

Alejandro Aravena of Chile has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. The formal award ceremony for what has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor will be at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 4, 2016.

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Alejandro Aravena

The 48-year-old Aravena is an architect based in Santiago, Chile. He becomes the 41st laureate of the Pritzker Prize, the first Pritzker Laureate from Chile, and the fourth from Latin America, after Luis Barragán (1980), Oscar Niemeyer (1988), and Paulo Mendes da Rocha (2006).

Mr. Pritzker said, “The jury has selected an architect who deepens our understanding of what is truly great design. Alejandro Aravena has pioneered a collaborative practice that produces powerful works of architecture and also addresses key challenges of the 21st century. His built work gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption, and provides welcoming public space. Innovative and inspiring, he shows how architecture at its best can improve people’s lives.”

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Creative Campus in Recoleta, Chile by S3 Schmidt Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Article source: S3 Schmidt Arquitectos

The building arose as the materialisation of the Campus Creativo educational project developed by a group of academics from the Andrés Bello University. It is based on promoting the interaction between different related fields of the artistic matrix, promoting programmatic crossing and teamwork and pertaining to a contemporary collaborative environment.

Image Courtesy © Aryeh Kornfelp, Bruno Gilberto

Image Courtesy © Aryeh Kornfelp, Bruno Gilberto

  • Architects: S3 Schmidt Arquitectos, Horacio Schmidt Cortes, Horacio Schmidt Radic, Martin Schmidt Radic
  • Project: Creative Campus
  • Location: Purísima 285B Recoleta Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Aryeh Kornfelp, Bruno Gilberto
  • Chief Architect: Nicolas Norero
  • Architects Partners: Lina Rojas
  • Area constructed: 9500M2
  • Constructor: Bravo e Izquierdo
  • House refurbishment: Astudillo Construction Company
  • Calculations: Sergio Contreras
  • Facades: Hunter Douglas
  • Site area: 4980M2
  • Built area: 8,000 m2
  • Design and construction year: 2014/2015

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Andrés Bello University Regional Headquarters in Viña del Mar, Chile by Schmidt Arquitectos

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Article source: Schmidt Arquitectos

A perimeter volume layout that allows us to maximize solar exposure and views, creating a central space, Patio Mayor, a unique integrative (study) design for university life.  The regional headquarters of the Andres Bello University is located in the coastal city of Vina del Mar in the V Region of Chile. It lies in a temperate climate zone with a prolonged cloudy dry season and rainy winter which is strongly influenced by the Pacific Ocean, generating low temperature fluctuations during the year.

Image Courtesy © Aryeh Kornfelp / Martin Schmidt Radic

Image Courtesy © Aryeh Kornfelp / Martin Schmidt Radic

  • Architects: Schmidt Arquitectos, Horacio Schmidt Cortes, Horacio Schmidt Radic, Martin Schmidt Radic
  • Project: Andrés Bello University Regional Headquarters
  • Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Photography: Aryeh Kornfelp / Martin Schmidt Radic
  • Client: Universidad Andrés Bello
  • Contractor: Guzman y Larraín
  • Contributors: Cristián Maze, Karen Pradenas, Lina Rojas
  • Structural Engineer: Sergio Contreras
  • Landscaping: Juan Grimm
  • Façade: Hunter Douglas
  • Site Area: 15.191 m2
  • Area: 43.000 m2
  • Project Year: 2014

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CASA EL PANGUE in Chile by Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados 

El Pangue House stands on a steep slop site facing the ocean view.
The house is developed towards a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces in which the house is organized, in order to get as much of the view of the pacific ocean as possible, taking advantage of the high offered by the natural slop of the site.

Image Courtesy © Natalia Vial

Image Courtesy © Natalia Vial

  • Architects: Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados
  • Project: CASA EL PANGUE
  • Location: El Pangue, Chile
  • Photography: Natalia Vial
  • Team: Mirene Elton – Mauricio Leniz_ Architecs, Germán Rodríguez Olivo_ Colaborator Architect, Beranda _ Constructor
  • Site Area: 2.093 m2
    Built Area: 437 m2
  • Construction Year: 2008-2009

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CASA RANCO in Lago Ranco, Chile by Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Article source: Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados 

The house is located in a privileged area of ground in terms of views, orientation, etc.. so the shape of the house adapts to the existing, respecting the existence of a large rock cliff and a number of native trees. Both the shape of the house as its program does not serve the purpose of intervening the natural landscape. that is why the house is composed of two volumes connected by a bridge way around the rock and adapt to the position of the trees.

Image Courtesy © Marcos Mendizabal

Image Courtesy © Marcos Mendizabal

  • Architects: Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados 
  • Project: CASA RANCO
  • Location: Lago Ranco, Chile
  • Photography: Marcos Mendizabal
  • Team: Mirene Elton – Mauricio Leniz_ Architecs, John Fieldhouse-Nicolas Jure Wilkens_ Office Architects, Handwork_ Constructor
  • TAGS: Contemporary Houses / Chilean Architecture
  • Site Area: 7.200 m2
  • Built Area: 600 m2
  • Construction Year: 2010

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Horse Stable in Coelemu, Chile by 57STUDIO

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

Replacing an existing structure used as a barn on a farm in the region of Bio Bio, it is requested to rebuild a higher-capacity version with 4 stables, 2 cellars and 1 trough. Because of the distance and the labour shortage, it is devised a mechanized construction system to be assembled on the site by two carpenters on a short time.The system combines a series of galvanized steel precast units with pine wood modular elements and the reuse of old demolition roof tiles.

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Angelini

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Angelini

  • Architects: 57STUDIO  
  • Project: Horse Stable
  • Location: Coelemu, Bío Bío, Chile
  • Photography: Maurizio Angelini
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Architects in charge: Maurizio Angelini / Benjamín Oportot
  • Collaborators: Marcelo Lepín / Josefina Mendoza
  • Construction: 2015
  • Area: 140 sqm
  • Materials: Pine wood, Galvanized steel, Clay tiles

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Montes House in Coelemu, Chile by 57STUDIO

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

The assignment consisted of projecting a country house for the rest of a family in the middle of nature. The site is part of an extensive park shared by a group of constructions, among which emphasizes a chapel projected by 57STUDIO (El Roble Chapel).

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

  • Architects: 57STUDIO
  • Project: Montes House
  • Location: Coelemu, Chile
  • Project: 2005
  • Construction: 2006
  • Structural Engineer: Leopoldo Dominichetti
  • Construction: Jorge Carrasco
  • Materials: Masonry / Wood / Stone / Clay Tiles

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El Roble Chapel in Coelemu, Chile by 57STUDIO

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

The commission is a small family chapel for 40 seated people in a slightly sloping lot next to a forest of Australian mimosa trees. From the top there are views of a set of vernacular buildings (adobe houses and wine cellars) inserted in a natural landscape of vineyards, pines and nature forests.

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

  • Architects:  57STUDIO
  • Project: El Roble Chapel
  • Location: Coelemu, Bío-Bío Region, Chile
  • Software used: Archicad 
  • Authors: Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot, Sebastián Espinoza
  • Project: 2002
  • Construction: 2003
  • Structural Engineer: Ignacio Vial, Oscar Buzeta
  • Construction: Jorge Carrasco
  • Materials: Concrete / Steel / Wood / Stone / Copper

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Contex Headquarters in Santiago, Chile by 57STUDIO

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

The assignment arises from a contest to build the dependencies of a construction company, with a diverse program of Warehouse, Workshop, Offices and Cafeteria. The proposal is based on taking the diversity of materials, the recognizable structures and the basic shapes, as architectonic elements that are present in the works of the company.

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

Image Courtesy © 57STUDIO

  • Architects: 57STUDIO
  • Project: Contex Headquarters
  • Location: Lampa, Santiago. Chile
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Authors: Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot, Sebastián Espinoza
  • Structural Engineer: CRL
  • Construction: Trancura
  • Construction: 2004
  • Project: 2003

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