Santiago de Chile, Chile
The building is part of a private initiative that involved inviting eight Japanese architects (among them Sejima, Nishizawa, Juma, Fujimoto, and Ishigami) and the same number of Chilean ones to design a vacation house in Los Vilos, a rugged natural e
Quinta Monroy was, at least when the project was undertaken, the last informal settlement in the center of Iquique, a city in the Chilean desert, 1,500 kilometers north of Santiago. The poor living conditions favored its inclusion in a government pro
The housing project in Renca, a community northwest of Santiago, took shape when a group of families living in informal settlements of the area got together to ask for decent housing without having to be pushed to the outskirts. They were offered a n
The high prices of housing in Mexico make it very difficult for low-income families to have access to an adequate dwelling. Encouraged by the previous experiences in Chile, the IVNL (housing institute of Nuevo León) decided to commission Elemental to
The commune of Lo Barnechea, northeast of Santiago, is one of the most expensive areas in the city. However, its urban tissue is filled with contrasts, because there are areas with luxury homes and also dense zones of social housing, as well as self-
Within a plan to support its workers, the forestry company Arauco decided to favor their access to a permanent residence within the framework of Chile’s housing policy. There were more resources available for this project, as well as higher than aver
The lack of quality urban spaces is one the greatest shortages of Santiago de Chile. With a population of over six million, and despite the sustained economic growth over the last decades, the urban space has not been adequately planned to provide gr
The Medical School of the Catholic University of Chile is north of the urban center of Santiago. In such a central location the context is denser than usual for this type of academic facility, so the project is designed in height, with three floors b
The Siamese Towers are the result of a project commissioned by the Catholic University of Chile to house all its computer systems and related spaces in a glass tower with a very technological appearance. The project ponders on the integration of the
The student hall at St. Edward’s University offers accommodation and services for students on the university’s campus outside Austin, Texas. Won in an international call for ideas, the brief asked for 300 beds, communal facilities with dining rooms,
Descollando del perfil bajo de su entorno, el escultórico volumen de hormigón armado tan sólo se matiza mediante huecos de escala aparentemente ciclópea y profundos para protegerse de la radiación solar.
The excessive art complex that the Qatari authorities are raising in downtown Doha, with buildings like the Museum of Islamic Art by Ieoh Ming Pei and the National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel already standing, will soon have a no less ambitious ad
El joven arquitecto chileno expone la situación de su país tras el terremoto de febrero de 2010, narra la experiencia del ‘do tank’ Elemental, y se define como gestor de incertidumbres.