“Architecture is the language of substantial immobility”, Juan Borchers


Inter08_05 copy2After previous experiences in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, this is the third year of a cycle in which inter 8 students have explored the urban, architectural and political consequences of working with a large urban block in a South-American metropolis. In particular, this year Santiago has offered an incredible opportunity to investigate with precision how the political and the urban are intertwined today, as Santiago was the first Latin-American capital city to suffer the urban policy-making derived from the neoliberal agenda of Milton Friedman’s Chicago Boys.

Supported by seminars, readings, trips and debates, the unit conversation has revolved around how neoliberalist policy making in Chile has altered not only the way in which the city of Santiago is shaped today, but also the most basic spaces in which its life unfolds. In Santiago, everything that was ever part of the well-fare state —housing, education, health, transportation, culture, sports—has gone through a radical process of privatization that covers from planning to intimate life. It was through confronting, bypassing or co-opting these processes that students have investigated through their design alternatives to this current state of affairs, taking seriously what would be their consequences from the urban scale to the material experience.

All projects have developed in Santiago’s centre within the 100×100 city colonial grid. This is also a prototypical area as it entered decay since the Pinochet era because of the neoliberal push to the periphery. Students’ different proposals of reconsidering one of the blocks within this grid are not only individual sparks within the darkest night of social equality, but when looked as a whole they try to portray a coherent proposal for rethinking the city.

Models by Raya Shaban, Mikolaj Karczewski , Hana Shokr, Elias Tamer, Antonin Hauterfort. Yasmina Abou Jaoude and Patricia de Osma Intermediate Unit 8 (2014-15)


Tutorials W7 3T

Tutorials during this week will be as folllows:
Wednesday 10th of June
11.00 Shira
11.30 Amar
12.00 Yassmina
12.30 Patricia

Saturday 13rd of June -Review of presentations in 32 FFF
11.30 Amar
12.00 Shira
12.30 Patricia
1.00 Yassmina

3rd year Reviews

Third year reviews for Intermediate Unit 8 will be on Tuesday 16th of June morning as follows:

10.00 Amar Mehta
10.30 Yassmina Abou Jaoude
11.00 Patricia De Osma Arena
11:30 Shira Rotem

2nd year reviews

Second Year Reviews will be the 8th and 9th of June in the Lecture Hall

Monday 8th of June – Lecture Hall
Panel 4
10.00 Hana Shokr
10.30 Elias Tamer
11.00 Olimpia Presutti
11.30 Mikolaj Karczewski
13.00 Lunch

Tuesday 9th of June – Rear Second Presentation Room
Panel 3
14.00 Jeanne Clerc
14.30 Raya Shaban
15.00 Sophia Alami Goureftei
15.30 Antonin Hautefort

Please be on time and bring all the models and portfolios.


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Tutorials W6 3T 2

The end of the week will review all third year portfolios and the second year presentations as follows,

Thursday 4th of June @ 33 FFB
2.00 Yassmina
3.00 Patricia
4.00 Amar
4.45 Shira

Friday 5th of June @ 32FFF
11.00 Hana
11.45 Elias
12.30 Olimpia

2.00 Mikolaj
2.45 Jeanne
3.15 Raya
3.45 Sophia
4.15 Antonin