A+U 594 Architecture In Chile: In Search Of A New Identity
Publisher: Shinkenchiku-sha, ISBN: 4910019730309, Format: Paperback, 200 x 290mm, 168pp, ills colour & bw, Japanese/English
For many, it is the utopian vacation homes that brought Chilean architecture into the international spotlight, and yet now we are beginning to see a different group of architects investigating less individualistic visions. Chile’s idyllic landscape offers a perfect canvas for its architects to express poetry in their designs. As they engage with public or non-profit projects that focus on social and sustainable issues that had little traction under Chile’s oppressive military regime (1973–1990), they seek to forge a new cultural identity in a united land.
This issue features a variety of work by Smiljan Radić, Max Núñez, Cazu Zegers Architects, OWAR Architects, Guillermo Acuña, and others.