Chilean architect Smiljan Radic’s career is one of the most unique in the contemporary architecture scene. Although he works mainly in Chile, his work has crossed borders after building the Serpentine Gallery pavilion (London, 2014).
This 2G issue features a selection of the houses built by Radic in almost thirty years of his career, from the extension of the Charcoal Burner’s House (Cupliprán, 1997-1998) or his Small House (Vilches, 1995-1996) to his last Wooden House (Lake Colico, 2014-2015) and Prism House (Coinguillio, 2017-2018). In addition to the fourteen houses featured, a text by Enrique Walker explains the keys to understanding his domestic work from the Small House, and another by Moisés Puente talks about all the interventions that Radic has built in an estate in Vilches for him and his family.
Two texts by the architect himself speak about the tradition of certain Chilean houses of his interest and about the role that repairing has in architecture, beyond the mere restoration or preservation.
> Smiljan Radic (Santiago, Chile, 1965) graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1989, before going on to study at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (UIAV). He opened his own architecture firm in Chile in 1995. He currently lives and works in Chile, always in close collaboration with the sculptor Marcela Correa. He is the president of the Fundación de Arquitectura Frágil, based in Santiago, Chile.
Veste editoriale: Brossura Formato: 23x30 Pagine: 160 Immagini a colori-b/n: 209 Lingua: GB Anno: Gennaio 2022