05 2017
We currently have several positions available

VACANCIES
We currently have several positions available

PROJECT ARCHITECT

We are looking for a qualified architect with both good design skills and job running experience. Preferably with some experience in Switzerland, French speaking would be beneficial. The role offered will be based in our Santiago office with occasional travel to Geneva. Please submit concise portfolios before the 31st of July.

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANTS

We are looking for talented architectural assistants to join our team. Drawing and model making skills essential, some previous experience in Switzerland would be beneficial. The roles offered will be based in our Santiago office. Please submit concise portfolios before the 31st of July.

INTERNS

We are looking for talented interns to join our team. Drawing and model making skills essential, some previous experience would be beneficial. The roles offered will be based in our Santiago office for a minimum duration of 6 months. Please submit concise portfolios before the 31st of July.

More info on how to apply here.

04 2017
BASTION SAINT ANTOINE

ARCHEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

ESTAR has been invited by the sia section in Fribourg to give a small talk about our project for SAINT-ANTOINE in Geneva as part of a debate that will explore the role of archeology in the comprehension of our heritage and transformation of the territory.

For more information: http://www.fr.sia.ch/fr/node/105

03 2017
Site visit - BASTION SAINT ANTOINE

BASTION SAINT-ANTOINE, Site visit

It is always a pleasure to start a new project, but we feel particularly privileged to be able to work on a project like Saint-Antoine. Today we visited for the first time the archaeological excavations with ateliertraces.

03 2017
Plaster cast model - BASTION SAINT ANTOINE

BASTION SAINT-ANTOINE, Geneva, Switzerland

Super excited as this week we start working on our new project in Geneva and we will visit for the first time the archaeological remains.

03 2017
Historic superposition - BASTION SAINT ANTOINE

BASTION SAINT-ANTOINE, Historic superposition

We have been working on a historic superposition plan in order to show the relationship between the new volumes of the lanterns and the various archaeological layers in this part of the city.

03 2017

BASTION SAINT-ANTOINE, Tracés 05-06

02 2017
View of archaeological remains - BASTION SAINT ANTOINE

BASTION SAINT-ANTOINE, competition 1st prize, Geneva, Switzerland

We are very happy to announce that ESTAR, in collaboration with ATELIERTRACES and KÄLIN & ASSOCIÉS, has won 1st prize in the international competition for the construction of a museum and public space in the historic centre of Geneva.

02 2017
ESTAR arquitectos - LANDING GARDENS Lausanne Jardins 2014

LANDING GARDENS Lausanne Jardins 2014

06 2016
ESTAR Aarhus Boathouse

Aarhus Boathouse

Over the last three weeks of May we have been building a boathouse with the students of the Aarhus School of Architecture as part of the workshop run by Stefano CONSTRUCTING ARCHITECTURE. The boathouse utilises the same standard materials commonly used in Aarhus harbour for these kind of structures: cement and steel for the reinforced concrete footings, 45 x 95 mm softwood studs for the pinned timber frame, and PVC woven tarpaulin tensioned with 8mm black rope. The structure will be installed in Studsgade courtyard until the end of the month when it will be disassembled and reassembled in Aarhus wood boat harbour to be utilised by the local boating community.

04 2016
ESTAR Planphase No 5 Debüt

Planphase No 5 Debüt

 

We are very pleased to be featured in the release No 5 of Planphase: Debüt

It will be released on April 18th, 2016 – with contributions amongst others by APPARATA, ASSEMBLE, Atelier Amont, Alberto Campo Baeza, Barão–Hutter, BudCud, Max Dudler, ESTAR, Job Floris, June14, Lütjens Padmanabhan, OMMX, PIOVENEFABI, UNULAUNU

03 2016
Permanent exhibition on the first floor - MUSEE SUISSE DU JEU, Château de la Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

MUSEE SUISSE DU JEU, Château de la Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

ESTAR, in collaboration with ATELIERTRACES, was awarded 5th prize in the competition for the transformation of the swiss toy museum in the castle of the Tour-de-Peilz in Switzerland

03 2016
ESTAR - ANCIEN MANÈGE GENÈVA

ANCIEN MANÈGE, Avant Projet, Geneva, Switzerland

After a small pause for validation, we have started to work again on our project for the Ancien Manège in Geneva. This is an internal view of the latest models we made for the dining hall on the first floor, where we explored structure, translucent cladding and furniture arrangement.

03 2016
ESTAR | SAWHORSE, arquitectos, arquitectura, paisaje, paisajistas, architects, architecture, landscape, architectes, paysage, furniture, wood, sawhorse, caballete, madera, trestle

V SAWHORSE, Detail

We are pleased to announce that ESTAR has won second prize in the FDS Award with our V SAWHORSE. This is the text from the jury:

“The V SAWHORSE can be assembled and unassembled without tools, and no glue, nails or screws are needed to achieve sturdiness. The secret lies in the genius use of 3D CNC technology in order to execute the geometric complexity of the joints with precision. Due to its very original design – and unlike other trestles in the market – The V SAWHORSE can be packed and shipped in a very small package.“

01 2016
ESTAR - V SAWHORSE

SAWHORSE, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A few days ago we took our V Sawhorse for a stroll in the woods for a photographic session with Andrés Fraga. Our intention is to obtain a series of images of it as a found object in a natural realm. This is the result.

12 2015
ESTAR-AARHUSESTAR-AARHUS-CAPTURING DAYLIGHT

Seminar room
Ida Nørgaard & Simone Stellô Stelsø

We are currently working on a small publication of the work produced by the students of the Aarhus Architecture School in Denmark in a workshop titled “Capturing Daylight”. Over the next weeks we will post a selection of studies exploring the specific qualities of daylight in the Nordic region, but for now we leave you with one of interior model photos by Ida Nørgaard & Simone Stellô Stelsø

10 2015
Associate Professor with a special focus on architecture

Associate Professor with a special focus on architecture

We are very happy to announce that Stefano Ciurlo has been appointed Associate Professor with a special focus on architecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark.

The Aarhus School of Architecture has a strong professional tradition in bygningskunst, the art of building. Stefano´s position is intended to contribute to maintaining, continuing and developing further the subject area. The professorship will also help develop further the architectural education and didactics within the area as well as ensure the conceptual, and methodical skills and the skills related to the architectural profession which are necessary for the Aarhus School of Architecture to continue educating strong graduates in architecture.

Stefano will work between Santiago de Compostela and Denmark, maintaining his role as director at ESTAR.

08 2015
ESTAR new prototype ROTUNDA TABLE

ROTUNDA TABLE

Soon we will start fabrication of ROTUNDA TABLE, a new prototype piece for our studio.

08 2015

 

ESTAR - WILD PLANTS RESEARCH I- Galicia, Spain

ESTAR – WILD PLANTS RESEARCH I- Galicia, Spain

As part of our ongoing investigation of wild plants of Galicia, some autochthonous others naturalized, we are currently observing their habitats and collecting and storing seeds.

08 2015
ESTAR | ARQUITECTURA Y TERRITORIO RURAL, arquitectos, arquitectura, paisaje, paisajistas, architects, architecture, landscape, architectes, paysage, furniture, lecture, conference, talk, Callobre, A Estrada

ARQUITECTURA Y TERRITORIO RURAL 2015
A Estrada, Spain

 

You can watch here our latest talk “CONSTRUIR EN UN LUGAR” part of ARQUITECTURA Y TERRITORIO RURAL 2015 in Callobre, A Estrada.

07 2015
ESTAR, arquitectos, architects, arquitectura, paisaje, conferencia, lecture, calibre 2015, arquitectura y territorio rural

ARQUITECTURA Y TERRITORIO RURAL LECTURE
A Estrada, Spain

We are very happy to announce that Friday 31st of July E S T A R will give a talk as part of ARQUITECTURA Y TERRITORIO RURAL 2015 in Callobre, A Estrada.  We are very honoured to take part in this year´s edition of this series, alongside other architects like Javier Harguindey, SAMI- arquitectos from Setúbal, Portugal and Rapin Saiz Architectes from Vevey, Switzerland.

07 2015

VACANCIES

Project Architect

E S T A R is looking to appoint a Project Architect, preferably french speaking with experience in Switzerland, to join our team. Excellent design skills and job running experience essential. The role offered will be based in our Santiago office with occasional travel to Geneva. Please submit concise portfolios before the 31st of July.

Architectural Assistant

E S T A R is looking to appoint an Architectural Assistant, preferably french speaking with some experience in Switzerland, to join our team. Good drawing and excellent model making skills essential. The role offered will be based in our Santiago office. Please submit concise portfolios before the 31st of July.

06 2015
ANCIEN MANÈGE building pathologies mapping

ANCIEN MANÈGE
Building pathologies mapping

On Friday 19th of June arrived the building pathologies mappings of the façades of the Ancien Manège in Geneva. Also realised by ARCHEOTECH, The use of this non-contact and non-destructive method allows to identify cracks, deformations, erosion or holes. As each material has wavelength dependent reflection characteristics, the method also allows to identify humidity, mosses, lichens or other pathologies present in the building fabric. This is a very important study for the preservation of buildings and for the choice of the best technique for their restoration.

06 2015
ANCIEN MANÈGE Building Survey

ANCIEN MANÈGE
Building survey

On Monday 15th of June we received the 1:100 scale drawings result of the detailed building survey of the Ancien Manège in Geneva. The survey was realised by ARCHEOTECH utilising a laser scanner 3D to analyse both the interior and exterior of the building. The implementation of this method allows for a very accurate survey of the complete geometry of the building. The 3D scanner is able to detect all the deformations and irregularities developed over time. This extremely valuable work represents the base from which the next stages of the project will generate from.

05 2015
NEUBAUTEN LECTURE TU München, Germany

NEUBAUTEN LECTURE
TU München, Germany

Monday 7th of May E S T A R will give a lecture part of MONTAGSREIHE, a new lecture series at the Faculty of Architecture at TU München. We are very excited to be part of in this lecture series with an amazing line up of practices.

N E U B A U T E N is a set of ten lectures focusing on emerging young practices from across Europe, who have been invited to present and unfold their projects. By gathering young practitioners, the series explores current ways of translating ideas into spatial constellations. They carefully pay attention to each detail, whether it is a crafted artefact, an ordinary building, a landscape or a city. Their projects, realised and unrealised, share a fresh, radical, optimistic and witty approach towards architecture.

05 2015
ANCIEN MANÈGE SURVEY Geneva, Switzerland

ANCIEN MANÈGE SURVEY
Geneva, Switzerland

This week we started the detailed building survey of the Ancient Manège in Geneva, which allowed us to visit for the first time the space of the existing timber roof structure.

05 2014
FETSAC LECTURE ETSAC A Coruña, Spain

FETSAC LECTURE
ETSAC, A Coruña, Spain

E S T A R invited to give a lecture on our recent work as part of FETSAC, a festival in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de A Coruña.

10 2014
ANCIEN MANÈGE COMPETITION FIRST PRIZE Geneva, Switzerland

ANCIEN MANÈGE COMPETITION FIRST PRIZE
Geneva, Switzerland

ESTAR has won first prize in the international competition for the transformation of a 19th century horse riding hall into a civic building in the historic centre of Geneva, Switzerland.

10 2014
CASAS DO REGO TANNERY Santiago de Compostela, Spain

CASAS DO REGO TANNERY
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

ESTAR commissioned CASAS DO REGO, transformation of a large 18th century industrial complex in the outskirts of the historic city of Santiago de Compostela.

09 2014
LATITUDE FURNITURE Santiago de Compostela, Spain

LATITUDE FURNITURE
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

E S T A R completed furniture for LATITUDE Contemporary Fashion Makers offices and showroom in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

06 2014
ROTUNDA COMPLETED Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

ROTUNDA COMPLETED
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

Our project ROTUNDA is now complete and open to the public as part of the International Garden Festival of Grand-Mètis.

06 2014
ROTUNDA ON SITE Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

ROTUNDA ON SITE
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

After completion of fibreglass casting we start site clearing and ground preparation for the location of ROTUNDA in the forest of Grand-Métis

06 2014
GARDEN COLLECTIVE OPENING Lausanne, Switzerland

GARDEN COLLECTIVE OPENING
Lausanne, Switzerland

Our GARDENCOLLECTIVE is now open to the public after the inauguration of Lausanne Jardins_Landing 2014

06 2014
ROTUNDA FABRICATION Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

ROTUNDA FABRICATION
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

After completion of the plywood structure, the mould for ROTUNDA is receiving final fairing before fibreglass casting

06 2014
GARDEN COMPLETED Lausanne, Switzerland

GARDEN COMPLETED
Lausanne, Switzerland

Such a pleasure to work in Switzerland, almost finished one day ahead of schedule, just the last few touches and ready for the opening of Lausanne Jardins_Landing 2014 on the 14th of June

06 2014
GARDENCOLLECTIVE MAKING Lausanne, Switzerland

GARDENCOLLECTIVE MAKING
Lausanne, Switzerland

Work continues on site in Lausanne, also with the pupils from the Ecole de San Valentin that really enjoyed building part of the garden

06 2014
ROTUNDA MOULD Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

ROTUNDA MOULD
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

First images of the plywood mould being built in Quebec, Canada for ROTUNDA, looking forward to casting the fibreglass in the coming weeks.

05 2014
GARDENCOLLECTIVE ON SITE Lausanne, Switzerland

GARDENCOLLECTIVE ON SITE
Lausanne, Switzerland

We have started placing the 1500 containers to build our project for Lausanne Jardins 2014 GARDEN COLLECTIVE in collaboration with SPADOM and EVAM.

02 2014
ARKITEKTSKOLEN AARHUS

ARKITEKTSKOLEN AARHUS

Stefano invited as guest lecturer from February to May in the Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Denmark

11 2013
ROTUNDA FIRST PRIZE Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

ROTUNDA COMPETITION FIRST PRIZE
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

Our project ROTUNDA winner of an international competition to build a garden in Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada

10 2013
XARDIN DAS PIAS RETAINED Allariz, Spain

XARDIN DAS PIAS RETAINED
Allariz, Spain

XARDIN DAS PIAS to be retained permanently in Allariz with the intention of becoming an educational space for the realisation of activities with pupils of local schools.

06 2013
RECONSTRUCTING ARCHITECTURES SURVEY TECHNIQUES FOR BUILT HERITAGE

RECONSTRUCTING ARCHITECTURES
SURVEY TECHNIQUES FOR BUILT HERITAGE

Series of practical workshops about analogue and photographic techniques of survey and representation, Santiago de Compostela, July 2013.

05 2013
XARDIN DAS PIAS COMPLETED Allariz, Spain

XARDIN DAS PIAS COMPLETED
Allariz, Spain

Our garden XARDIN DAS PIAS completed and now open to the public as part of the Festival Internacional de Xardíns de Allariz, Spain

04 2013
GARDENCOLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Lausanne, Switzerland

GARDENCOLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
Lausanne, Switzerland

Our winning  proposal GARDENCOLLECTIVE for LANDING: Lausanne Jardins 2014 is currently on show as part of the exhibition “Résultat du concours Lausanne Jardins 2014”, Ancienne hall CFF, Lausanne, from the 17th to the 27th of April

04 2013
XARDIN DAS PIAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION Allariz, Spain

XARDIN DAS PIAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Allariz, Spain

Our project XARDIN DAS PIAS in Allariz currently on site and stone work is almost complete.

04 2013
GARDEN COLLECTIVE FIRST PRIZE Lausanne, Switzerland

GARDEN COLLECTIVE COMPETITION FIRST PRIZE
Lausanne, Switzerland

E S T A R won first prize in the competition to build a garden in Lausanne, as part of the LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014: LANDING, Switzerland

03 2013
HEARTH TOWER EXHIBITION Moscow, Russia

HEARTH TOWER EXHIBITION
Moscow, Russia

E S T A R´s shortlisted project EARTH TOWER for NIKOLA’S BELVEDERE will be presented at the XVII International Exhibition of Architecture and Design ARCH Moscow 2013 from the 22 to 26 of May

02 2013
NIKOLA'S BELVEDERE COMPETITION, Kaluga, Russia

ESTAR SHORTLISTED

E S T A R shortlisted for the final phase of the two stage competition for NIKOLA’S BELVEDERE in Kaluga, Russia

02 2013
CAMINHO DA CIDADE LECTURE Santiago de Compostela, Spain

CAMINHO DA CIDADE LECTURE
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

E S T A R to give a lecture on our project CAMINHO DA CIDADE in the Aula de Rehabilitación y Renovación Urbana, Santiago de Compostela

01 2013
LANDING

E S T A R SHORTLISTED

E S T A R selected for the second phase of the two stage competition for LANDING: Lausanne Jardins 2014

12 2012
XARDIN DAS PIAS FIRST PRIZE Allariz, Spain

XARDIN DAS PIAS FIRST PRIZE
Allariz, Spain

E S T A R won first prize in the competition to build a garden in Allariz, Spain as part of the Festival Internacional de Xardíns de Allariz 2013

11 2012
CAMINHO DA CIDADE EXHIBITION Guimarães, Portugal

CAMINHO DA CIDADE EXHIBITION
Guimarães, Portugal

CAMINHO DA CIDADE
EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH

27 November-31 December 2012
MAPa2012 Casa da Rua Nova
Rua Egas Moniz 115
4810-082 Guimarães

Portugal

09 2012
CAMINHO DA CIDADE PUBLICATION

CAMINHO DA CIDADE PUBLICATION

Aurora & Stefano have edited, curated and designed the CITYLABORATORY publication CAMINHO DA CIDADE

06 2012
WALKING STUDIO SEMINAR London, UK

WALKING STUDIO SEMINAR
London, UK

Aurora & Stefano invited to present the paper ”The walking Studio” at the conference STUDIO CULTURE, London Metropolitan University, UK

03 2012
CAMINHO DA CIDADE WORKSHOP Guimarães, Portugal

CAMINHO DA CIDADE WORKSHOP
Guimarães, Portugal

Aurora & Stefano are coordinating the CITYLABORATORY summer workshop: CAMINHO DA CIDADE, Studies in the Historic City of Guimarães

This year’s CITYLABORATORY´s workshop offers the opportunity to live and participate in a real project for the historic city and cultural landscape of Guimarães, World Heritage City by the UNESCO and Capital of Culture in 2012. The course is aimed at students and young professionals interested in working in contexts of historical and cultural value in the fields of architecture, urban renewal, heritage, landscape and territorial strategies.

02 2012
EXPLORING INTERIORS PUBLICATION Santiago de Compostela, Spain

EXPLORING INTERIORS PUBLICATION
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Aurora & Stefano have edited, curated and designed the CITYLABORATORY publication EXPLORING INTERIORS

The intention of this book is to present to the public and to those who collaborated the work produced by the students for the duration workshop EXPLORING INTERIORS. It also intends to be a record of the experience and the effort of a great group of people.

05 2011
EXPLORING INTERIORS WORKSHOP Santiago de Compostela, Spain

EXPLORING INTERIORS WORKSHOP
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Aurora & Stefano are coordinating the CITYLABORATORY summer workshop EXPLORING INTERIORS, Studies in the Historic City of Santiago de Compostela

Exploring Interiors is an International Summer Workshop taking place in Santiago de Compostela from the 13th to the 22nd of July 2011. The course is aimed at students and architects from Spain and the rest of Europe interested in working in contexts of historical value, offering the opportunity to live and work in Santiago de Compostela, World Heritage City by the UNESCO and reference in strategies of urban renewal.

06 2010
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION London, UK

ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION
London, UK

E S T A R selected to exhibit two pieces in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.