copertina di 2G N.44

Editorial Gustavo Gili

2 G N.44: Smiljan Radic


Along with Mathias Klotz, Alejandro Aravena, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Sebastián Irarrázabal and Cecilia Puga, Smiljan Radic (Santiago de Chile, 1965) is one of the most interesting exponents of the new generation of Chilean architects. Although his work evolves in a country that is seemingly remote from the world, he confronts the same contemporary issues as other architects from the First World: the use of new techniques and new materials, the relationship to place, and a preoccupation with the ordinary by introducing local values that produce new, unusual, sentient qualities in his buildings. The delicacy of his small buildings, in which he works at the scale of the detail as well as with more general themes, means that his œuvre occupies a particular and highly personal place in current Chilean architecture.

Introductory texts by Alberto Sato and Patricio Mardones help us to set his work in the context of his own country, and with the text written by the architect for the nexus section, 'The circus', we get to understand some of his architectural ideas and preoccupations.

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 23x30
Pagine: 144
Lingua: E-GB
Anno: 2008
ISBN: 9788425222023