White Mountain - Architecture in Chile
After decades on the periphery of Western architectural consciousness, Chile has recently come to be recognized as an important hub for innovation in architecture. Its construction boom can be partly credited to its stable economy and thriving academic culture. Painstakingly assembled over a three-year period of intensive research, "White Mountain: Recent Architecture in Chile" looks at more than 120 works by 60 architects and architectural firms spanning several generations, selected by the celebrated Catalan architect and director of the Arquine Group, Miquel Adria. "Chilean architecture is the most interesting and original in all of the American continent," Adria declares in his introduction to this pioneering overview. Projects by Jose Cruz Ovalle, Smiljan Radic, Mathias Klotz, Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido, Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos, Alejandro Aravena, Juan Agustin Soza, Teresa Moller, Pezo von Ellrichshausen Arquitectos, German del Sol, FAR, Marc Frohn & Mario Rojas and Elemental are included. Each of the projects is supplemented by relevant technical data, floor plans and photographs. Essays by the distinguished professors and researchers Horacio Torrent and Pablo Allard contextualize the emergence of Chilean architecture over the past several decades.