Archinect - News 2014-08-22T15:54:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103859094/smiljan-radic-a-rock-star-among-architects Smiljan Radic: A Rock Star Among Architects Alexander Walter 2014-07-10T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:36:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/5922b338d4a4ced514a099d5f2263340.jpg" width="495" height="693" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two weeks ago, a translucent pod of glass-reinforced plastic, poised atop enormous sandstone boulders, appeared on a curve of lawn in Kensington Gardens in London. The folly [...] is by the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, whom the nearby Serpentine Galleries chose to create a temporary structure in its front yard. It is the 14th year that the museum has commissioned a Serpentine Pavilion, always turning to an architect who has not previously built in Britain [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100121237/chilean-artist-steals-and-destroys-500-million-worth-of-student-debt-papers Chilean artist steals and destroys $500 million worth of student debt papers Archinect 2014-05-20T17:29:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T18:36:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uhon0labtirnamh.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Late last week, Chilean police arrived at Santiago&rsquo;s Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral and removed a white bin of gray ash &mdash; allegedly all that remained of $500 million worth of student debt notes. In the video, which went viral last week in Chile, Papas Fritas confessed he had recently stolen the documents from the for-profit Universidad del Mar. Then he set them ablaze in a defiant, brazen act of art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79373548/mathias-klotz-the-poetics-of-boxes-exhibit-opens-next-month Mathias Klotz: "The Poetics of Boxes" exhibit opens next month Justine Testado 2013-08-13T16:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-29T23:12:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrek1a275xbd1jxj.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "The Poetics of Boxes" is the first monographic exhibit in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz, currently one of Chile's most acclaimed international architects. The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 at Aedes Berlin.</p> <p> The upcoming exhibit will reveal the design approaches and methods of Klotz's characteristic works, as described in the press release below.</p> <p> "<strong>The Poetics of Boxes</strong><br><strong>Mathias Klotz, Chile</strong></p> <p> Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Studio, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin<br> Exhibition dates: September 13 &ndash; October 17, 2013<br> Opening: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:30 PM<br> Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM &ndash; 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 &ndash; 5 PM</p> <p> Klotz&rsquo;s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods..."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4hjein5w7rxtcwy.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64963255/chilean-skyscraper-overshadows-the-city Chilean Skyscraper Overshadows The City Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:30:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T00:05:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulvshqmcy2lfn8a5.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Chile&rsquo;s capital city, Santiago, has a new addition with the Gran Torre skyscraper casting a two-kilometre shadow across the historic city. The 70-storey residential building stands more than 300 metres tall, making it the tallest building in South America. The five-ton steel structure cost an estimated one billion dollars to build and tenants are expected to move into the building next March.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53358681/residencia-architecture-by-auer-weber-video-by-tramnesia Residencia - architecture by Auer + Weber;video by Tramnesia Archinect 2012-07-11T16:48:00-04:00 >2012-07-11T20:23:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/86ciez0bd5qclm47.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Residencia is a hotel for staff and guests at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. Located in an extremely remote and desolate section of the Atacama desert, the Residencia was designed by the German architecture firm Auer + Weber as a sanctuary in an environment that has never supported life. The L-shaped building was dug into the ground as if to conceal its presence, presenting profoundly different faces depending on the approach.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/34836694/kouvo-partanen-to-design-hotel-residence-in-atacama-chile Kouvo & Partanen to Design Hotel Residence in Atacama, Chile Alexander Walter 2012-01-17T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T13:59:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/244mqna5w6m82aj2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Finnish architects Kouvo &amp; Partanen have just recently been chosen to design a hotel residence for the astronomers, engineers, and other observatory staff working at ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. At 2,900 meters above sea level, the hotel residence will be built at the ALMA Operations Support Facility in the Atacama Desert, in the foothills of the Chilean Andes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>