Alvaro Arancibia Tagle

Alvaro Arancibia Tagle is a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2008) and holds an MPhil in Projective Cities from the AA (2013). Since 2007 he has been undertaking research on the problem of social housing and urban design in Santiago, for which he received the Becas Chile Scholarship twice (2011-2013 and 2013-2017). He has his own practice in Chile, mainly focused on commissioned residential projects and housing competitions.

The Social Re-Signification of Housing: A Design Guide for Santiago de Chile

Dr Marina Lathouri, Dr Sam Jacoby

By challenging current Chilean 'social' housing policy and its total dependence on the private market, this project investigates a new regulatory framework in which the housing design guide is conceived as an instrument for urban and social transformation. The research has defined a set of fundamental architectural principles, questioning and expanding the disciplinary agencies of the housing design guide and the problem of contemporary design itself. PhD completed this year.