Pedro Ignacio Alonso Zuñiga, PhD MSc Arch (PUCCh)

Course Lecturer, , AA Visiting School

Professional qualifications

- Philosophy Doctor in Architecture (Ph.D) Architectural Association School of Architecture (UK), 2008. - Diploma in ‘Urban Project and Management’, Universidad Católica de Chile, 2001. - Masters in Sciences of Architecture (MSc) Graduated with the Highest Distinction, Universidad Católica de Chile, 2000. - Architect (professional qualification) Graduated with the Highest Distinction, Universidad Católica de Chile, 2000. - Exchange studies at the Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy, 1999. - Degree in Architecture (licenciatura), Universidad Católica de Chile, 1998.

Research Interest

XX Century architectural histories and theories. XX Century histories and theories of technology in architecture. Building technology and prefabrication. Large concrete panel construction.

Biography:

Pedro Ignacio Alonso Architect and Master of Architecture, Catholic University of Chile, 2000. PhD in Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 2008. His 2014 Chile Pavilion titled Monolith Controversies, and co–curated with Hugo Palmarola, was awarded a Silver Lion during the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial. Together they have curated exhibitions and presented their work at the Architectural Association in London, the Pratt Institute in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the São Paulo Cultural Centre. They are the authors of the books Panel (Architectural Association, 2014) and Monolith Controversies (Hatje Cantz, 2014), which was awarded a DAM Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and Frankfurt Book Fair (2014). He is associate professor at Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, visiting tutor at Architectural Association in London, and Princeton-Mellon Fellow 2015-2016 at Princeton University.

Publications

2014, Pedro Alonso, Panel, AA Publications
Panel book, the result of 8 years of research on large concrete panel construction in Soviet Russia, Cuba and Chile, published by the AA in 2014.

2014, Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola , Monolith Controversies: Catalogue for the Pavilion of Chile at Fundamentals, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Hatje Cantz
Catalogue for the Pavilion of Chile at Fundamentals, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2014). With original essays by Boris Groys, Adrian Forty, Catherine Ingraham, David Edgerton, et al. Awarded with a DAM Architectural Book Award 2014 by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Frankfurt Book Fair. October 2014.

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