First Honorable Mention on War Academy Competition

Albert Tidy Architects were awarded with the First Honorable Mention in the War Academy of the Chilean Army Competition in La Reina. The project contemplates the development of a university military campus, creating new buildings that coexist with existing buildings of great architectonic value.



Albert Tidy + Sebastián Cruz (Associates)

Ken Qiu

Sebastián Simonetti

Claudio Araya

Marta Álvarez

Ornament is Crime

Schkolnick House by Albert Tidy Architects has been published in the book "Ornament is Crime" by Phaidon. This book encompasses several types of modern houses designed in the XX and XXI Century. Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Smiljan Radic, Alberto Campo Baeza, David Chipperfield, among others, were also selected as part of the book.

100 Contemporary Brick Buildings

Albert Tidy and Ian Tidy have been selected as part of the book "100 Contemporary Brick Buildings" by Taschen Publishers. The book, edited by Philip Jodidio, shows a selection of contemporary buildings that explore the usage of bricks as main material. Amorío Restaurant (2006) is the selected work by Tidy Architects, included in the second volume of this book.

Geste d'Argent 2017 Prize for Factoría Italia

TCL Architects, co-founded by Albert Tidy, Gabriel Cáceres and Daniel Lazo, was awarded with the Geste d'Argent 2017 prize for the Factoría Italia project, in this year's november. The award, whose ceremony was held at the Louvre Museum of Paris, recognizes works that incorporate public space, social character and reuse of historical buildings. TCL Architects was the only non-french office recognized with this accolade.

Honorable Mention in Providencia Municipal Building Competition

Albert Tidy Architects, together with Studio Cáceres Lazo, obtained an Honorable Mention in the Providencia Municipal Building Competition, which sought to design the new dependencies of the Municipality on the same land, preserving the historical elements and builidings of the place.

Our recently released book "Albert Tidy Arquitectos" was part of last Frankfurter Buchmesse, the biggest and most important commercial book fair worldwide. Our publicaction was part of the selection organized by Chilean Architecture Biennale "Dialogos Impostergables" as part of the most relevant architecture publications prsesented in the last three years.

Second Place in International Antarctic Center Competition

Albert Tidy Architects were awarded with the second place in the competition for the construction of the new International Antarctic Center in Punta Arenas.



Albert Tidy + Cristóbal Riffo (Associates)

Ken Qiu

Sebastián Simonetti

María Loreto Cerda

Interview Conversaciones FAU

Casa Müller in Villas Belgium Magazine

Belgium Magazine Villas Features extensively in their last edition Nº93 a note about Casa Müller, built in 2005 and co designed by Albert Tidy, Emilio Marín and Ian Tidy.

TIP Magallanes Competition

TCL Architects (Tidy + Cáceres + Lazo) submitted their proposal for the TIP Magallanes Competition. The project is a new terminal located in the historical Prat Dock in Punta Arenas, capable of hosting the arrival of international cruiseships, fishing vessels and scientific expeditions.

Regional Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Concepción

Albert Tidy Architects presented an entry for new Regional Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Bío Bío competition. The project is located in the Bicentenario axis, close to the 27F Earthquake Memorial and the Bío Bío Regional Theatre.


Albert Tidy joined the XXII version of ARPAFIL to discuss among different architecture practices from México, Argentina, Colombia and Chile, the role of contemporary architecture in latin american housing.

Architecture and Beauty.

Albert Tdy publishes article abut Venice Biennale. Ambientes Magazine Nº 112.

Lifko School

Albert Tidy Architects presented three proposals for the Replacement of Rural Schools in Araucania Competition.

MALI New Contemporary Wing Competition

Albert Tidy Architects presented a proposal for Lima Modern Art Museum (MALI) new addition in Peru. Among 387 entries from 55 countries represented, there was no luck this time.

Ambientes Nº 110

Our latest interior architecture works, Aurus offices and ours, are featured in the last edition of Ambientes magazine.

AURUS Finished

Aurus offices, designed in collaboration with Sebastián Cruz, are finished.

Albert Tidy Architects new home

We are happy to announce that we have moved to our new studio located in the Bellas Artes neighborhood in Santiago. We have refurbished a floor in a 50's modern building facing Parque Forestal, originally designed by architects Gustavo Kreft and Roberto Ferrari.

Alejandro avena Pritzker 2016.

Tidy Architects salutes first Chilean, and fourth Latin american Prtizker Prize, Alejandro Aravena.

Well deserved.

XXX ELEA Arequipa

AAlbert Tidy was recently invited as key note speaker for the XXX versión of the Latin American Architecture Students Encounter held in Arequipa Peru. More than 500 students attenden this workshop where differtent issues were discussed and put into practice. Heritage was the topic asigned to Tidy



Tidy Architecs has joinesd agroup of 8 architecture offices to publish a book about recent houses. Eacho office selected two samples that represented their approach. In the case of Tidy Architects the fearured projects are Martínez House and Chovar House.

Lecture USS

As part of the lecture series of Universidad San Sebastián, spanish architect María Hurtado de Mendoza, from Entresitio Studio based in Madrid will offer a lectura with Albert Tidy froTidy Architects as part of the diplomat programs on Facsades offered by the Architecture School.

Summer Workshop at ITESO

For second year, Albert Tidy will direct along with Professor Alejandro Ramírez Gasta a summer workshop in Guadalajara at ITESO University. The studio will explore ephimeral architecture in the public realm.



We have deliverded our proposal for project Ochoalcubo / Ochoquebtadas.

IF excavation works completed.

Excavation stage has been concluded after 8 months. The 27m higg  void will host six underground floors containing a parking lot for the neighborhood, a event saloon, and co-working offices.

AURUS offices starts construction

Construction works started this week for AURUS headquartes in santiago Chile. We expect to have them finished in 90 days.

Architects: Albert Tidy + Sebastián Cruz.

Factoría Itala Kicks Off

Construction works for Factoría Italia project started with demilion and excavation phase, which will last eight months. After that a three year process will take place to build up the 40,000m2 complex. The project is in association with Gabriel Cáceres and Daniel Lazo (TCL Arahitects).

Photo Credits:(c) Golzalo Zuñiga instagram@fotosaeres

Tidy Architects in AOA Magazine

Two competition projects by Tidy Architects are featured in AOA's Magazine las issue. In association with Cristóbal Riffo and Felipe Grallert, the theam obtained seond prize in national competition for the Chilean Paviion in next Expo Milan 2015. Also first prize for Mario Toral Museum competition obtained by Tidy Architects is included.

Cartagena de Indias Studio

Albert Tidy will be lecturing at the XXVIII Cartagena de Indias International Studio organized by Inivesidadde los Andes in Colombia.


Tidy Architects, at Marelli, Brazil

Brothers Ian & Albert Tidy were recently invited by MATTE-Chile, to visit the prestigeous brazilian based furniture firm Marelli. The purpose was to meet their fabrication process and explore future possible design collaborations.


Albert Tidy will be presenting project "Factoría Italia" realized with Daniel Lazo and Gabriel Cáceres, curently in progress.

Sheraton Mira Mar. Viña del Mar. 18:00.


Albert Tidy will be lecturing among other guests, at the School of Architecture, Universidad de Chile, as part of the "FAUFEST" lecture series organized by studennts and faculty. 04.24.14. / 18:00. Marcolesta 250, Santiago.

First Honorable Mention in national competition UACH.

The team composed by Albert Tidy, Cristóbal Riffo, Sebastián Cruz and Ken Yan Qiu, obtained first honorable mention in national competition for Universidad Austral de Chile's "Science II" building.

Latin GSD Harvard Lecture

Albert Tidy will be lecturing at GSD Harvard invited by the Latin GSD students lecture series. Under the title "DOWN SOUTH"  Tidy will show the office's latest work within chilean context. Room 124, Gund Hall. March 26, 6:30pm.

Workshop at Universidad Equinoccial of Quito

Between May 3rd-11th, Albert Tidy will held a worshop at Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial de Quito, Ecuato, as visiting professor.

Workshop at Universidad ITESO, Jalisco Mexico.

Between June 11th though 22nd, Albert tidy will be offering a Workshop at ITESO University in Guadalajara, Mexico as visiting professor.


Tidy Haus proyect was recently features in editin Nº 97 of Ambientes Magazine. The issue features extensively the oroject developed in collaboration with TITANPANEL enterprises which was presented in Santiego Diseño 2013 design exhibition last 5-14 Dec. 2013.

Emilio Pugín Science Building at Valdivia was featured among other 35 selected works in recently published book "Pulso 2 New Architecture in Latin America" edited by Jeannette Plaut and Marcelo Sarovic.

Second Prize Award in competition for Chilean Pavilion in Expo Milan 2015

Albert Tidy in associattion with Felipe Grallert and Cristóbal Riffo plus collaboration of Ken Yuan Qiu, obtained second prize award in public competition for the design of next Chilean Pavilion at Milán World Expo 2015.

Santiago Diseño Warm Up

Albert Tidy has been invited to design a house for design exhibition "Santiago Diseño" which will take place in "Parque Araucano" next december 05-14. We are working in the design and production of a full scale seriable house.

Bar Central Published in China
Third Prize Award

Albert Tidy i association with Danuel Lazo and Gabriel Cáceres (TCL) won the third prize competition for the rennovation of an old pond in Valparaíso city, Chile.

31 Minutos office
Tidy hosts the first presentation at

The "Centre for Contemporary Architecture CAC" will host the first presentation for DUA "De Usuario y Arquitecto" ( From client and Architect"). Tidy architects will talk abouy Martinez House along with his ownwer, Rodrigo Martínez. Dec. 18th. 20:00pm / CAC. Montaner 512, Providencia. Santiago - Chile.

Albert Tidy is appointed Dean for USS School of Architecture

The Board of Directors of Universidad San Sebastián approved the presidency`s propolsal for appointing Albert Tidy as new Dean for The School of Arqhitecture.


Albert Tidy has been invited to participate es lecturer and panelist at LIA 2012 Sustainable Architecture International Week, the most important event on sustainable architecture in Lima Peru, featuring offices MAD Architects, Forter + Partners and Rojkind Architects. From Oct 22-24.


The National Architecture Students Network (RAE) organized its fourth forum. This time the discussion is about the development of santiago City as a extended or densified city. Albert Tidy was invited as panelist.


Brazilian Magazine Casa Dois recently released a special edition about remodeled apartments, where Tidy Architects is included with Merced 450 Renovation, featured as "Light Oasis".


The 2012 version of the international seminar "Arquiforo" organized by Universidad San Martín de Porres in Lima, Perú will take place next August 14,15 and 16th. Albert Tidy was invited to show Tidy Architects work as well as preset the San Sebastian School of Architecture academic project which is presently he is directing in Santiago.

Albert Tidy in A Possible Dream for Santiago

5 architects were asked for a "Possible dream for Santiago" in an interview at "El Mercurio" newspaper. Albert Tidy`s proposes to increase up to 500km of subway network, in order to reduce surface public transportation replacing the failed surface Bus "transantiago" system with electric trams. Pedestrianize downtown historic district and replace cars with bikes.


Las issue released by argentinean magazine SUMMA+ includes a complete review of recent projects related to "Education and Culture". San Sebastian elementary school designed by Tidy Architects is includes among other projectos in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Brazil.


The team composed by Albert Tidy + Daniel Lazo + Gabriel Cáceres recently won a competition for renovating an historical industrial complex absorbed by the growth of Santiago city in Chile. The buildings known as "Sombrarería Girardi" hosted originally a hat industry in the early 30´s, and now seeks for a new identity as a multi-programatic complex that will host activities related to the creative industry of art and design. Factoría Italia is expected to be the the consolidation step for this emerging design district.


D+A Magazine presents in its last edition a special number devoted to educational building where our project, San Sebastian School in Melipilla, is featured.


TT participated recently in a poroposal for a public industrial school in Nueva Imperial, a small city located in Chile´s south area.

Trama Magazine

Recent issue of ecuatorian magazine Trama, is centered in educational projects in latin America. Tidy architects features San Sebastian elementary school built 4 years ago in Melipilla city, Chile.


During October 13th -14th we didi the last visit to the construction works in Valdivia, before the final inspection expected for November. Emilio Pugin Hall is a renovation project obtained in a national competition, for recovering Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) most important building after a fire destroyed it completely in 2007.


Lighting work are being tested.

Tidy and Xilofor present at Latin American Creative Biennale

Between october 1st and the 15th will take place the Latin American Creative Biennale in the Telefónica Space Gallery. The exhibition includes a section called Dieño de Autor (Author´s design) where architects and designers work in joint ventures with specific design related enterprises. In the case of Tidy Architects, they were invited to work along prestigious kitchen furniture manufacturer Xilofor, in a flexible kitchen concept called Cook 1999.

Xilofor by Tidy

Prestigious custom made furniture Xilofor has invited Tidy brothers to develop a proposal under their signature for the coming exhibition Santiago Diseño organized by Ambientes magazine. This event is considered among the most important in the country and in this version it will feature a new section called "Diseño de Autor ("Authors design"). The exhibition will take place in the Telefónica space next October.


Albert Tidy and Daniel Lazo presented a proposal for the MOP Building at Valparaiso architecture competition.

Austral University Science Faculty Building in progress

Los Lagos Cultural Council as part of the Chilean Government Cultural Council has organized a open event that will take place in Puerto Montt city as part of the activities to bring over cultural disciplines to the community. Among the invited lecturers are prestigious theater company Cinema, artist Gonzalo Cienfuegos, film director Nicolás López and architect Albert Tidy. The lectures will be held at Teatro Diego de Rivera dates july 26,27 and 28th.

Tidy Architects published in China

Asian Publisher Hustpas ( released recently a book about selected material of International latest comercial space including bars, cafes, shops, restorants and shops. The book is beautifuly ilustrated in 368 pages including work of studios as Stanley Saitowitz, Isay Weifeld, Kengo Kuma and chilean office 01 Arq, among others. Tidy Architects features Restorant Dominga and Restorant Amorio in this Edition.

Rockstar Home

Tidy architests is rennovating the appartment for famous TV presenter and musician and chilean pop star singer. Works are expected to be finished by the end of October. The building is located in one of Santiago´s trendiest historic cultural district.

Tidy Architects in White Mountain book

Architect and critic Miquel Adria was invited as curator by Director Tomás Andreu to be curator for making a selection of contemporary chilean architecture work. The result is a book titled "White Mountain" which includes the work of 62 architecture studios illustrated in 600 pages. Tidy architects is included San Sebastian Elementary School, Martinez House and Universidad de Chile School of Visual Arts renovation Project.

Merced Apartment in + Deco

National magazine + Deco published a complete article about Santiago´s trendy old downtown Bellas Artes nighborhood, where Tidy Architects Merced 450 appartment renovation Project was the central article.

Tidy at GAM

As part of the celebrations for Edition number 100 of magazine Todo Obras (, a selection of the 100 most representative Works published since the magazine was founded in Chile, were gathered in a exhibition that took place in the recently inaugurated Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM) in Santiago. The openning was presented by its director, Mr. Tomás Dagnino.

Casa Muller in Archinature: Exceptional Houses in Extraordinary Settings

Belgium photographer Jean-Luc Laloux ( spent the last few months on a trip around the world and presents unique reports of 12 homes in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Vermont, Canada, and Shelter Island as unique natural settings. This beautiful 200 page hard cover book devotes 24 pages for a complete graphic coverage of Muller House designed in year 2003.

Construction works started at science Faculty at Universidad Austral

Last month the construction works for "Emilio Pugin" science building started at Isla Teja campus in Valdivia city. The project won in national open competition recovers a 10.000m2 concrete structure which survived a fire that destroyed the original building in year 2008. Renovation works are expected to be finished by second semester 2011.

Tidy Architects at Chilean Bienale

Last saturday Nov. 27 the XVII version of Chilean Biennale closed successfully. Our studio was selected with Casa Martinez for the national exhibition section.

TT in Expo Shanghai

Tidy architects was invited to be part of the chilean pavilion at Expo Shanghai, as part of the exhibition "Better cities, better life" which was the topic for the event. Among other chilean architects, our office contributed with work for a digital interactive large screen called "the wall of Chile" where visitors could discover diferent aspects of contemporary urban life in our country.

Hanging House

Tidy architects has been recently invited to design a proposal for a private house to accomplish the requirements of a single man, who is re defining his life. The site is a pronounced slope in a wealthy neighborhood located in eastern Santiago capital city. The amazing view is captured by the public program conceived in a "floating" platform that precedes gradually along the site´s slope the intimate program that ends in the master bedroom.

Design proposal for rock bar

Tidy Architects worked in a recent proposal for famous musician and TV presenter Sergio Lagos, who is considering opening a rock club to support independent bands and musicians in a well known bohemian neighborhood in Santiago city.

INAP Competition

Tidy Architects turned in a proposal for Universidad de Chile Institute of Public Affairs (INAP) building competition. The winner project belongs to local office Iglesis-Prat architects. No luck this time for us.

Tidy Architects in Architecture Now!

International editor Philip Jodidio recently published a book titled "Public" as part of the Taschen series "Architecture Now!". The book includes Tidy´s brothers architecture for San Sebastian Elementary School, Melipilla, Chile.

Tidy Architects in Wallpaper Magazine

Wallpaper´s last march edition includes article "The Hills have Eyes" referred to Martinez House in Aculeo lagoon. Casa Martinez is one of a series of refined contemporary houses created by the Tidy Brothers. Albert and Ian since they set up their Santiago practice ten years ago.

Martinez House under Pirrone´s lens

Italian photographer and PhD Architect Sergio Pirrone recently shot Martínez House at Aculeo lagune, nearby Santiago-Chile. So far as authors we consider Pirrone´s work as the best to capture the house escence as well as its relation with the surrounding landscape. (more pictures in "obras" section in main menu).