Friday, 6 February 2009

CO-OP

CO-OP (website launching soon) was established in 2008 by Nicolas Rebollado, Fernando Portal and Arturo Torres as a 'community of practice' with the belief in collective intelligence and not singular authorship. CO-OP consists of about 20 people in 3 departments (communications, web design/editorial, architecture) and their work ranges from built projects to art installations and annual reports.
Fernando Portal (above) and Nicolas Rebollado...
The architecture team...
The communications room...
Nicolas' band, The Co...
CO-OP was established as the next generation of URO1.org - a political architecture collective that ran from 1998 to 2008. URO1.org saw their work as part of the cultural transformation after the dictatorship to create public debate about social relations. The early Nautilus Project project (2000) featured an actress installed in a glass box in central Santiago - attracting strong media and public interest. M7 (2004) was a house constructed out of 71 sheets of plywood in 9 days. Both projects took place while the protagonists were still studying. In 2006 URO1.org was invited to guest edit the polish architecture magazine Arctura to present what they saw as the new wave of Chilean architects.
Nautilus Project (above) and M7
Archiecture magazine,February 2006...



2 comments:

Star said...

Been and architecture it's amazing, my brother who likes to visit Viagra Canada used to work on it most of his life and he was fabulous making designs.

ACG said...

Hello! I would want to contact Co-op studio but as their website is still under construction, I can't find their email. Could you help me with this? thanks!