Valle Santana is a project with a careful insertion on the site and its surroundings, its initial design guidelines were to take advantage of the proportion of the lot and a free zone on the property. Using one of the existing trees as the center of the access courtyard, the social area of the house is generated, as well as the connection with the bedrooms and service areas, providing open views of the forest that surrounds the house from all living spaces.
Azara 891 is a low-density multifamily building located on a plot of land between party walls in Lomas de Zamora, south of Buenos Aires Metropolitan area. On an empty lot of limited dimensions (8.66m x 19.52m), it is prioritizing the preservation of a large existing avocado tree, adjacent to the southern neighbor.
Public Stage originates from a transversal spirit, from the local administration, cultural institutions, and citizens, as a cultural and social asset whose purpose is to create a space open to debate and rethink the future of the historic harbor landmarks in the city of A Coruña.
The community hall project for Guarani MBYA indigenous communities in Misiones, Argentina, recovers ancient structural techniques which are local and sustainable, paired with simple and accessible industrial techniques that speed up construction time and improve building quality. The project looks to contribute to the empowerment of the communities via a work of assisted self-construction, replicable and sustainable, that assures the community’s well-being. The final product is a building with a strong symbolic character and a great appropriation on the part of the community that builds it and lives in it. This hall manages to transform into a temple, which expresses the bond between ancestral and academic wisdom, contributing to the civic and spiritual union of the community.
¿How can we place a house on a steep hillside? This was the main challenge with the VG house project, where its functionality and its placement and construction were conditioned by the slope.
The ensemble on the Lägern Hochwacht with its more than 120 years of tradition will be comprehensively renovated and further built according to its previous history. The additions surrounding the historic tower, which have been gradually built over the course of a hundred years, will be replaced by a new wooden structure. Ecological materials, local craftsmanship, and local renewable energy form the foundation to continue to offer generations of visitors a regular place to stay.
Over the last decade, Chile’s startup scene has positioned itself as one of the leaders of the region. Ambitious government programs mixed with a booming generation of young innovators have turned the small South American country into an internationally renowned hub for emergent tech entrepreneurs, reaping an important number of interesting and successful technological products. Fintual is one of those groups of entrepreneurs—founded in 2016 and live since 2018—their goal is to bridge the gap between financial investment tools and the general non-savvy public, by way of technology and a candid and straightforward strategy of communication with their clients, sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor. As of 2020, they manage funds for 47 thousand clients at more than 425 million USD—a big jump from the 7 thousand clients and 44 million of the year before, which meant they needed more people on their team and eventually a bigger space.
This is a project of a basic quotidian approach – to renew the roof of the house due to its severe deterioration and its potential danger. For us, this reason has been a great opportunity for transformation, to contribute to the quality of life of the occupants of the house. We understood that in addition to changing the roof, we could modify the spaces that are peripherally located and linked to the roof.
The project is located in the VI Region of Chile, Colchagua province, in the San Fernando commune, specifically in a sector called Fundo El Medio. It is located on a pleasant lot with a gentle slope and with a wide view towards the foothills of the Andes.