Architecture Speaks! Aguilo + Pedraza
'The work of Diego Aguilo and Rodrigo Pedraza is fascinating for its apparent easiness, lightness and natural use of materials. The buildings resemble moving objects in the landscape, looking at the world and its inhabitants with open and gentle eyes', states Jenni Reuter, Associate Professor at Aalto University Department of Architecture and curator of the lecture series.
AGUILO + PEDRAZA
Aguilo + Pedraza arquitectos was founded 20 years ago by Diego Aguiló (44) and Rodrigo Pedraza (45). The professional life of these architects has been united from the beginning: they were students in Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, graduated together in 2001 and immediately began to work independently. They have developed projects of different scales and typologies, highlighting a prototype of social housing in Santiago, the Sargento Aldea school in the Pintana commune, the Apus Rupanco, Dos Robles, Dos Hermanos, Los Coihues, Adriana, Apus Kankay, Amarilla, Peumayen, DOK and Barn house among others and the Inacap university campuses in Los Angeles, Chillán, Talca, Curicó and San Pedro. In 2013 they won the national competition for the design of the new building of the National Historical Museum, located in the Plaza de Armas, in Santiago de Chile. Their projects have been selected for publications, biennials and events, such as the 2007 Lisbon Architecture Triennial with the Sargento Aldea School and the 2010 Shanghai Expo with the El Nocedal Condominium. In 2016, the Apus Kankay Pavilion was exhibited in New York as part of the Extra-Ordinary: New Practices in Chilean Architecture exhibition.
Architecture Speaks! is a lecture series curated by Associate Professor Jenni Reuter and organized by Aalto University Department of Architecture and Museum of Finnish Architecture. During the pandemic, our way of life has slowed down, and we have stopped to think about the impact that spaces have on their users and the patina of living brought to the spaces by the users. The importance of handicrafts has become prominent. We long for precise quality of work and tangible materials. Six professionals in the field of architecture from various backgrounds are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on current trends in architecture.
The online lecture will be held on Zoom Webinar platform. Please pre-register by Tuesday 1 February 2022.
Please note that registration is binding and personal. However, if you have to cancel your participation, please notify us by e-mail to: [email protected] Information about a potential cancellation is important so we can give your place to the next one on the waiting list. Instructions for participation will be sent in a separate email after the registration has closed.
The online lecture is free of charge and organized in English. Interpretation, translations or live-captioning are not provided. There will be no recorded version of the lecture available afterwards. Technical instructions are on display at the beginning of the lecture. Instructions and link for participation are sent in a separate email after the registration has closed.