We want to introduce a new member of the eu:abierto group: My name is Carlos Vial and I live in Santiago de Chile. I study architecture and right now I am finishing my final project, a proposal for the urban rehabilitation of an area in the periphery of the city. The rehabilitation is based on a strategy of systems and operations aimed to enhance the social integration in the area. I am also the editor of a Chilean architecture website [ www.plataformaarquitectura.cl], from where we want to show the present state of architecture in Chile and worldwide, generating a space for discussion and learning.
Recently, my interests have focused on material research and the study of the latest trends in urbanism, seeking a sustainable and pro-active tool.