“Boldness is the fairest way to establish a dialogue with the massive forces of nature”, says the Chilean Pritzker-winner in an interview with Icon
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Monday, 05 September 2016 17:05

Design from Chile conference

A conference this week at the London Design Biennale will explore the ideas behind Cybersyn, the cyber management system devised in Chile during the Salvador Allende government

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Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

5 Chilean designers you should know

Radical architect Alejandro Aravena of the Santiago-based practice Elemental this week scooped the prestigious Pritzker Prize. Here are a few of the other studios that make up the country’s thriving design scene

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

Pezo Solo House

A home by Pezo von Ellrichshausen is the first of several designed by the "Pritzker prize winners of the next 30 years" on a Spanish architecture park

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A show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design reveals more about the diversity of contemporary Latin American design than its geographic specificity

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Monday, 01 December 2014 02:00

The Icon Awards trophy

The trophy that the Icon Awards winners will recieve this week were designed and made by Anton Alverez on his thread-wrapping machine. Watch him at work in his studio and read our interview with the designer

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Elemental: Centro Innovacion, Santiago

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's practice turns corporate design on its head by creating a business innovation lab with the windows on the inside

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:57

Anton Alvarez

The designer is using his thread-wrapping process on ever larger projects, as well as one work on a smaller scale: this year's Icon award

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A tour of informal settlements from Rio to Caracas shows cities being reclaimed in remarkable ways, says Debika Ray. But are they a viable template for the future?

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Friday, 27 June 2014 14:21

Diego Portales University, Chile

A striking concrete cube raised above an angled undercroft dominates the first phase of a megastructural campus in Santiago, says Douglas Murphy

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Friday, 27 June 2014 10:00

Porcelain vs Lava lights by Gt2P

A series of LED wall lights and chandeliers emerged out of the Chilean design studio’s experiments with materials and heat

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:46

Smiljan Radic on his Serpentine pavilion

The Chilean architect's Serpentine pavilion opens to the public this week (26 June). He talked to Crystal Bennes about his plans for a fibreglass, loaf-shaped structure sitting on a stone circle

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Friday, 13 June 2014 16:21

Pottery printer by Gt2P

Gt2P's machine mixes traditional techniques and digital principles to create parametric designs without a computer

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Monday, 19 May 2014 11:26

Design Studio gt2P

The young Santiago-based studio has quickly gained an international reputation for its computer-free experiments in parametric design

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Beals & Lyon, a young Santiago practice, seeks to draw people back to the city’s parks with a series of timber pavilions and pathways in which one might get lost.

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Monday, 25 March 2013 16:57

Elqui Domos: Astronomical Hotel in Chile

Santiago-based firm RDM Arquitectura has scattered a handful of cabins along the edge of an Andean valley to take advantage of views on two sides.

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Once part of the apparatus of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, a Santiago building is opened up for a democratic Chile – literally.

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The idea behind Edificio Cruz del Sur’s arrowhead shape was “to liberate the ground”, say its designers, Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:13

The Capilla del Retiro by Undurraga Deves

It is a new chapel set in the grounds of a sanctuary dedicated to Saint Teresa of the Andes, Chile’s first saint.

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