Amunátegui’s work in architectural history focuses on the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century architecture of entertainment in France. In his research he pays special attention to the overlapping of aesthetics, technology and architecture in the modalities of commercialized entertainment deployed in the second half of the nineteenth century, inscribing these buildings and practices in the wider modern effort to produce ‘absolute’ accounts of the world. He has taught in various American and Chilean institutions, and articles about his research as well as on contemporary architectural culture have appeared in journals and essay collections in Chile, the US and Europe. In 2011 Amunátegui co-founded the office Amunátegui Valdés, which comprises the architectural work he and Alejandro Valdés have developed since 2000. The first monograph of their work will appear in December 2016. Currently he is a doctoral candidate in architectural history and theory at Princeton University, and a lecturer at UCLA.
Ph.D. Student, Princeton University School of Architecture
MS.AAD, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Dipl. Arch., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile