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Winery by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic channels nature's raw power
Winery by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic channels nature's raw power

One in a series of dispatches by Carolina A. Miranda on the architecture of Chile. Wineries used to be buildings of almost pure industrial functionality: a space in which to truck in grapes and smash them, rooms of fermentation vats and cool, underground warehouses where the product ages in wooden casks. But in recent years, wineries have also become a site for all kinds of starchitectural practice. Frank Gehry has designed a buoyant winery hotel for Marqués de Riscal in Spain. Zaha Hadid created a decanter-shaped shop and tasting room for R. Lopez de Heredia, also in Spain. And, in the hills of Tuscany, Renzo Piano did the winery building for...

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