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Home Tour: La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Built in 2009, La Baronia House floats above a vast open ocean, thus named after an ingenious species of butterfly. Often considered a modern masterpiece of Chile , this structure needed to be stronger than most around it since it was built into a Quintero, Valparaíso region hillside. © Erieta Attali The harsh elements of the ocean, including the salty sea air, are extremely corrosive to most building materials. Thanks to a predominantly opaque outer envelope made of two corrosive resistant materials, glass and weathering steel, this structure remains sealed in the harshest natural [...] more

Fun Fact: Costanera Center is Santiago’s Tallest Building

Friday, October 17, 2014

Located right in downtown Santiago, Chile, the Gran Torre Santiago building boasts all the popular stores – TopShop, Zara, Levi’s, Bobbi Brown, M.A.C., Espirit and H&M, which are all conveniently located inside the Costanera Center mall. Built in 2012, this is the tallest building in Latin America and the second tallest in the Southern Hemisphere after Australia's Q1 on the Gold Coast. There are sixty-four floors of jewelers, bookshops, high-end fashion, electronics, department, retail, and accessories; you can even find a car yard. The structure is home to the three largest Chilean department stores Paris, Falabella, and [...] more
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