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Mathias Klotz to judge the AR House awards

Mathias Klotz, Chilean architect of numerous distinctive houses throughout Latin America, will judge AR House

During his career Mathias Klotz has combined projects run from his studio with academic work. Klotz’s output is strongly rooted in modern architecture and has developed a distinctive language with its own themes and types. Some of his house projects are the Ponce House, a home with two floating volumes and semi-buried basement built in Buenos Aires in 2002; the Raul House, an austere and pragmatic core house built in Chile in 2007; and the Valtocado House, a simple, single volume home built in 2012 that looks out onto the African coast from the Costa del Sol in Spain.

In academia, Klotz has led numerous workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students in universities in Chile and overseas. Since 2003, he has been Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. He has won international recognition in numerous publications, speeches and exhibitions, and among the awards and honours he has received are the Green Good Design Award with the UDP Central Library, which also won a Holcim Award in 2011, the Premio Borromini de Arquitectura in the category Architects under 40 in 2011, and the Rogelio Salmona Award for Latin American Architecture for Barrio Universitario de Santiago (BUS) together with Ricardo Abuauad in 2014.

For more information and to enter AR House awards by 6 April, please click here

The AR House awards celebrate creativity in one-off house design built in the last five years. This is your chance to be recognised on the global stage as a leading designer of exceptional house projects.

Entries for AR House are open until 6 April. 
Perfection is not required: we’re seeking future-leading, ingenious and inventive ideas that push the type forward, whatever the scale and construction cost.

All entries will be reviewed and 15 houses will be shortlisted by the panel. The judges’ top six will be visited by an AR critic and professional photographer before a decision is made on the winner.

Shortlisted projects will be published in the magazine with significant coverage including an independent critique and original photographs. They will also be promoted on the AR website, in emails and via social media to our more than a million readers worldwide. The winner will feature on the cover of the AR’s July/August issue.