Designers Putting Chile at the Forefront of Architecture
February 17, 2016
by Akil Wingate
Crave, Feb 11, 2016
(Image: Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary installation at Kensington Gardens in London. Courtesy of Crave)
The creations of Smiljan Radić, LAND Arquitectos, and Alejandro Aravena have made Chile the new hub of forward thinking architecture.
If you’ve ever needed an excuse to hop on a plane and jaunt to Chile for a wild, eye-popping excursion, now is the time. Chile is rich in tastes and sounds, flavors and colors, sensations that pop and a spicy sense of détente fit for anyone wanting to take the edge off a getaway vacation. But vacations aside, Chile is no mere tourist trap. The country is home to some of the most innovative and daring urban designs, and is being hailed as the new hub of forward thinking architecture. This year promises to only cement that public opinion with a new push in design projects from a host of veterans and rising Chilean stars. Read more…