OARQUITECTOS


Designer Profile: Pablo Redondo, Principal of OARQUITECTOS

Name: Pablo Redondo

Company: OARQUITECTOS

Position within company: Principal

Website: www.oarquitectos.cl

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)

Pablo is an architect with 20 years of experience. He worked for several years in the city of New York (USA) in the offices of Ted Moudis Associates and Montroy + Andersen + De Marco, office with which he maintains a working alliance. He was the Architecture Manager for one of the largest retail chains in Chile before forming OARQUITECTOS. Pablo has developed more than 100 projects in the areas of interior design corporate, commerce, residential, health, restaurants and development of real estate.

He has been awarded with:

– Award from the city of Concepción for Best Work of Architecture and Urbanism year 2005. Prize awarded by the Municipality of Concepción and the Architects Association.

-Award “Design Is …” (USA) winner category large offices.

-Award AIC (Corporate Interiors Architect) category Large Offices 2018

-Award AIC (Corporate Interiors Architect) category Corporate-Public Spaces 2019

He has been awarded in different Architecture competitions. He has exhibited at Architecture and Design Biennials in Chile and has been published by national and foreign media. His work was recently the cover of the Book Best of Offices, published in the city of New York, by the editorial Interior Design. Pablo is an Architect from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. He specialized in the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (Barcelona) and has a Master’s Degree in Innovation from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He has been a professor of Architecture at the Universidad Central and the Universidad Mayor. He is currently a tenured professor of the Ambient and Objects design at the Universidad del Desarrollo. He has also developed several innovation projects for non-profit institutions.

How would you describe your personal interior design style?

Client driven, Currently focused on Neuroarchitecture

Where does your design inspiration come from?

Nature and brain behavior

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

Totally focused on mental health

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.

Neuroarchitecture

Biophilia

Environment

Inclusion

mindfulness

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?

Reveal the secrets, nothing is as it sounds, keep it simple, create an experience

How important are The International Hotel & Property Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?

Incredibly important so the world gets smaller, people closer and issues addressed by all the designers industry

What projects are you currently working on?

Google Datacenter offices

Enel headquarters in Chile

Antofagasta airport (Chile)

Boston Consulting Group headquearters offices

MK Creative center

Neuro Architecture and Design Institute

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

International recognition in neuroarchitecture

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:

Your most treasured possession?

My word, my son…nothing material

Your favourite holiday destination?

Patagonia

Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?

Singular Patagonia Hotel, Baco restaurant and no bar

Your favourite book, film & song?

The fountain head, Ratatouille and New York by Lou Reed

Your favourite food and drink?

Mashed potates and bangers and pisco sour

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?

With a glass of red wine and friends

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?

Wild life photographer

Anything else interesting?

I do pro bono work for several underprivileged schools

OARQUITECTOS have been Shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms – Americas/Caribbean Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020.


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