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Miele Gallery by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani Features a Crystal-like Facade

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jan 23, 2012 • References: gonzalomardonesv.cl and contemporist
Architecture firm Gonzalo Mardones Viviani has created a stunning design for the Miele Gallery. The Miele Gallery, situated in a residential area surrounded by parks in Santiago, Chile, now features a cool and contemporary look, with its most prominent feature the facade. The designers have created a faceted, crystal-like exterior with slanted windows infused into a grid of concrete. The windows ensure the building receives tons of natural light while also giving the entire structure a modern and attention-grabbing look.

Inside the Miele Gallery, the architects have created a "circulation path," crafted of red steel, that takes the visitor from the ground floor to the highest level. This red pathway provides stunning contrast against the rest of the structure's white-washed concrete. For more about the Miele Gallery, visit the Gonzalo Mardones Viviani website.