martes, julio 31, 2007
lunes, julio 30, 2007
BIRDWATCHERS HOTEL AND WETLAND CENTRE_EL YALI CHILE
Since the area is windy , we will include eolic energy .
In order to generate low impact during construction: 1: the building will be grounded on pillars. 2. Construction will be based on prefab construction ( modular units of steel structure, timber from renewable forest, and tensile isolated roofs made with fabric and natural wicker).The hotel is only part of a bigger project. Other buildings, such as bird watching platforms and Wetland Centre will follow same ideology to honor the specificity of el Yali Wetland.
HOTEL SCHEME (ISOLATED BEDROOMS WITH SEPARATE ACCES ON TOP AND A PUBLIC BASEMENT)
THE WETLAND CENTRE IS CONSTRUCTED USING OLD AIRPLANE TECHNIQUES (LIGHT TIMBER STRUCTURE AND PAINTED COTTON)
- HOTEL FOR BIRDWATCHERS _Architect: Sebastian Irarrazaval
- WHARF_Architect: Sebastian Irarrazaval,
- Collaborator: Angela Delorenzo
EL YALI WETLAND is the most important wetland of the central coast and central-north of Chile.It has more than ten bodies of water, among them Cabildo, Matanzas, Colejuda, El Rey,Seca, Los Molles and Los Boldos lagoons, and El Yali stream. It is a unique wetland,one of five in the world located in Mediterranean region. For this reason it has beenconsidered a Wetland of International Importance, meaning that it belongs to one ofthe 9 RAMSAR´s sites in Chile.
Within El Yali wetland is found the El Yali National Reserve, with a surface of 520 ha. Ofland protected by CONAF.Owing to its particularities, great variety of habitat, and high bird biodiversity, El Yali hassparked great scientific interest and has become a place worthy of being visited.
El Yali is the place with the highest gathering of bird fauna in the central region of Chile.Around 116 species of birds inhabit this beautiful Reserve.Among them, outstanding are the coscoroba swan, black-necked swan, chilean flamingo,Franklin´s gull, brown-hooded gull, white-cheeked pintail, cinnamon teal, lake duck, rosy-billedpochard, red shoveler, cocoi heron, silvery greb, white tufted greb, burrowing owl, phalaropes and manyothers
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martes, julio 17, 2007
Living Steel - Y Lego: Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects, Chile
jueves, julio 12, 2007
WALLPAPER FEATURES Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects AS ONE OF THE 101 WORLD`S MOST EXCITING NEW ARCHITECTS
Irarrazaval's travel and university work provides an important source of inspiration, as does the places he works in, such as a hotel project in Patagonia. Classic names appear in his list of architectural heroes; he admires Mies van der Rohe for his free plans, Frank Lloyd Wright for his capacity to create places, Paul Rudolph for his cubic volumes' plasticity and Carlos Raul Villanueva for his ability to creatively use light and shadow.
Irarrazaval believes strongly in working creatively with what already exists rather than struggling to invent something new. He also tries to combine theory and practice and enjoys organising his projects around the idea of circulation, as he feels that movement is central to the experience of space. The density of architectural elements - ramps, columns, staircases and skylights - is also vital, for example, in his Pedro Lira House project. He treats every commission as a challenge and opportunity for architectural exploration". (quoted from wallpaper 101 issue)
A New Campus for Bezalel in the Center of Jerusalem | International Architecture Competition | Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects Submission
In order to highlight the new open character of Bezalel Academy of Art and it aims at integrating the faculties with the inhabitants of Jerusalem, we believes that the building should incorporate public space within and around it. With these goals in mind, we organized the project around two main ideas: First; The building as a "podium" that negotiate the natural slope and creates a public square on top of the building and Second; An inner "street" that connects both the lower and upper parts of the site, integrating public circulation of the city and activating the core of the building.
Public space on top of the podium accentuates the particular condition of the site as the top of a mount, creating a big horizontal plane that takes advantage of the views of iconic places like the Mount Olive and Mount Scopus. Also, this public realm is thought to be a congregative space and at the same time: a vacant spaces for open exhibitions .
The body of the building is organized alongside the inner street that gets access to different levels. Each faculty is organized around patios that incorporate natural light and ventilation . Common spaces to all faculties, such as the classrooms, are located on front of the building . Office spaces are located on top of it.
Larger spaces like the auditorium are placed next to the lower entrance and alongside the bigger patio.
MATERIALITY-contrast between interior and exterior
Regarding materiality, the main idea is to accentuate the contrast between interior and exterior. Consequently , we contrast the exterior skin and interior skin. Exterior surface is made out of Jerusalem stone, as it is posed in the competition documents and the inner skin is made out of different polish surfaces , alternating transparent, semi-transparent and opaque materials.
martes, julio 10, 2007
AU-ARQUITETURA E URBANISMO BRASIL FEATURES INDIGO PATAGONIA HOTEL
Em contrapartida, a população possui um bom nível cultural. A taxa de analfabetismo, por exemplo, está na faixa de 4% - no Brasil, tal índice supera os 13%. Reside aí importante diferencial no valor atribuído à cultura, à arte e à arquitetura. Entre uma arquitetura praticada com liberdade de expressão, como a vista no edifício de Aravena em AU 156, e uma abordagem mais realista (embora não menos criativa), que se adapta às limitações tecnológicas, como o hotel na Patagônia, a boa arquitetura chilena floresce e ganha respeito dentro e fora do país andino. Talvez seja isso o que tenha levado a revista japonesa A+U a se indagar se não seria dos confins do mundo que se pode encontrar a fonte de uma nova arquitetura.
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SEBASTIAN IRARRAZAVAL FEATURED IN MONITOR MAGAZINE RUSSIA
viernes, julio 06, 2007
SELECTED PROJECTS FROM IRARRAZAVAL DESIGN STUDIO CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY CHILE
Student: SEBASTIAN BROWNE : "K" PLAN
Student: NICOLAS URZUA: "T" PLAN
Design studio led by Sebastian Irarrazaval at the School of Architecture is approached as an extension of the professional practice. In this regard professional endeavor and discoveries are translated to the academy . In order to enrich both realms we try to erase boundaries between one and the other. Same risks and same strategies are taken in both . As an example of this effortt,recent projects have been exploring the use of matrixes. Consequently similarities can be seen between San Damian House , The Shortlisted project for Living Steel competition and student work shown above.
The following 5 postes shown bellow and entitled "ESTRUCTURA MATERIAL..." contain student projects that were highly commended by the final jury that took place last week at the Catholic University.
martes, julio 03, 2007
Shortlist of STEEL Designs announced to help combat global housing demands
The shortlisted firms were charged with the development of innovative approaches to sustainable building design that use steel solutions to address the economic, environmental and social aspirations of a growing world population. Scott Chubbs, Living Steel’s program director said, “There is an undisputed housing shortage for a population that is growing at the rate of a small city each day. The Living Steel International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing presents a challenge to the world’s architects to design effective and efficient housing for Brazil, China and the UK, using what we believe is the most effective material for meeting this critical need.”
With a total prize fund of €300,000, the winning submission for each location will receive a €50,000 prize and a contract to complete their design for the construction of a demonstration building in the target locations. The remaining shortlisted finalists will each receive a €10,000 honorarium.
Bellow it is shown the shorlisted entry from Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects .
Collaborators Architects : Cristian Irarrazaval and Ximena García-Huidobro