CHILE: Entre Montañas y Mar

LIVESTREAM: 4x4 = 16 | South American Women in Architecture

CHILE: Entre Montañas y Mar

The AIA DC’s Design Excellence Committee presents “CHILE: Entre Montañas y Mar,” part three-of-four in their year-long series, 4x4 = 16 | South American Women Architects, which provides exposure and representation of unseen architecture, such as the agricultural pampas, the desert pacific beaches and the Amazon jungle, all seen from the eyes of local women architects.

This program showcases the work of Chilean architects Mirene Elton, Loreto Lyon, Jeannette Plaut and Cazú Zegers, and will examine:

  • the seamless dialogue between Chilean architecture, the Andes Cordilleras and the Southern Pacific Ocean; resulting in buildings that inhabit their territory and environment with respect and leaving no trace
  • the use of wood as a building material from context to detail, combining high experimentation and low-tech construction
  • the Chilean rural house typology related to its roots in local and sustainable materials
  • the overall view of women in the design and construction business in Chile, and how they are dedicated to activities related to the profession and gender

This event will be held at The Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning (DC); please join us for the livestream in Betts Auditorium.

Co-Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS).