Conceived in the Architecture Department of Interdesign, Ochoalcubo is a pioneering project in the design of architecture in our country. The name symbolizes the selection of 64 prestigious architects that will create eight sets of eight houses, or 64 houses in total. Once the first eight architects and a landscape architect were chosen for the first stage, an exceedingly interesting period of talks began which lasted a year. During this period, what would be created from this experience was defined as a "Harmonious Project".
Ochoalcubo was created to attract national attention. It is intended to show the differences in the numerous real estate projects that extend throughout the suburbs of our cities, which imitate homes in places with very different realities and histories from our own, with stylistic clichés and results that are mostly far removed from good architecture. There is little concern that these developments might be merely superficial, and the architecture is simply considered to be another cost that should be avoided or plagiarized if at all possible.
The country has an enormous amount of architecture schools that do not match the needs of the country.
Nevertheless, this situation has allowed the flow of a large group of excellent professionals keen to show their capacity.
All this calls for a prosperous Chilean architecture future.
Ochoalcubo wants to merge renowned architecture with the students, as a way to encourage them during their studies. It is for this reason that acclaimed architects with extensive work and if possible from all generations, will be selected for some stages of Ochoalcubo.
The premises of Ochoalcubo do not allow an architect to be repeated in these 8 Stages and thus, in a short time, we will see 64 works by 64 different architects between Chileans and internationals.
It is our intention to create a relationship between the architects participating and the Universities that teach architecture. In this sense, every time Ohoalcubo will perform an event, students from 8 Universities will be invited to participate in activities created specifically for these occasions.
We call to all architecture students to take part in this atypical but ambitious project