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Felipe Lanuza

Research Fellow

Centre for Architecture Urbanism and Global Heritage

Staff Group(s)
Architecture

Role

Dr Lanuza is a Research Fellow in the project 3D for Heritage India, at the Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage NTU.

He obtained his BA and professional qualification as an Architect at the University of Chile, a Master in Architecture at the Catholic University of Chile (PUC), and a PhD in Architectural Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He recently completed a post-doctoral research residency at the UCL Urban Laboratory, finalising with a solo exhibition at the Bartlett in October 2019.

Felipe has disseminated and exhibited his research internationally. His teaching experience spans interior design, architecture, urban and landscape design, as well as architectural history and theory, at the Universities of Greenwich and Kingston (UK), PUC and Talca (Chile), Puerto Rico (PR), among others. Felipe is co-founder of DLA Scan Architectural Studio and is a member of Urban Transcripts.

Research areas

Felipe's research interests span from heritage and architectural design theory to aspects of embodiment and recording technologies. His approach to cultural heritage is through focusing on experiences of absence in the built environment and the multi-layered formation of places, aiming to build up alternative understandings and representations of urban conservation and change, and to inform design thinking.

External activity

Felipe is a reviewer for Urban Transcripts Journal and Revista de Arquitectura, University of Chile. He is the External Examiner for the Interior Design BA at the University of East London, and is a member of Urban Transcripts, the UK Higher Education Academy, and the Association of Critical Heritage Studies ACHS.

Publications

DOUBLE-BLIND PEER-REVIEWED

  • 2021  Conference Paper: Devilat, Bernadette; Desai, Jigna ; Jigyasu, Rohit, Abdelmonem, Mohamed G, Mane, Mrudula, and Lanuza, Felipe. “Towards a re-construction method for seismic-prone heritage settlements in Gujarat, India, based on advanced recording technologies”, XVII International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture STREMAH 2021 (online). Held in May. Organisers: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, and Link Campus University, Italy. Publication in WIT Transactions of the Built Environment (in press).
  • 2020  Book Chapter: Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. “Drawing (on) the context: scanning, designing, building”, in The Artful Plan: Architectural Drawing Reconfigured, edited by Martin Søberg and Anna Hougaard. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, pp. 138 – 155.
  • 2020  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “The Layered Absences of the Heygate Estate”, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly 24-1 (May 2020), pp. 49 – 65. DOI: 10.1017/S135913552000010X
  • 2019  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “Absence, silence and the shades of Takemitsu´s Ma in Venice”, Interstices Journal of Architecture and related Arts Nº20 ‘Presence’, pp. 80 – 92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.24135/ijara.v0i0.557
  • 2008  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “Ruin, Allegory and Anamnesis: the practice of memory on the dis-appearance of the ex-railway ring of Santiago” (in translation from Spanish). De Arquitectura, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile, Santiago. Nº 18, ISSN 0716 – 8722, pp. 20 – 28. http://www.revistas.uchile.cl/index.php/RA/article/view/28162
  • 2008  Article: Mondragón, Hugo and Felipe Lanuza. “The Intricate game of identity: for an archaeology of the Colombian architecture” (in translation from Spanish). DeArq, Architecture Department of the University of the Andes (Colombia) ISSN 2011 – 3188, Nº3, pp. 5 – 12.  https://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/doi/abs/10.18389/dearq3.2008.01
  • 2006  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “Suspended Fragments: reflections on the ex-tajamares of the Mapocho river” (in translation from Spanish). De Arquitectura, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile, Santiago, Nº13, ISSN 0716 – 8722, pp. 93 – 97. http://www.revistas.uchile.cl/index.php/RA/article/view/28303

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • 2019  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “On Margins and Absences: notes on how Enric Miralles Engaged with Place”, inForma ‘Site conditions’ (12), Autumn. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, pp. 38 – 47. https://revistas.upr.edu/index.php/informa/article/view/17362
  • 2018  Abstract: Lanuza, Felipe. “The Layered Absences of the Heygate Estate”, Book of Abstracts, RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2018, ed. Dylan Dixon (London: Royal Institute of British Architects, 2018), pp. 58, 63. https://www.architecture.com/-/media/files/awards/riba-presidents-awards-for-research-2018-book-of-abstracts.pdf
  • 2018  Article: Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. “3D Scan House”, inForma Nº11 ‘Hybrid Realities’- ‘Realidades Híbridas’, Autumn. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico pp. 110 – 115. https://revistas.upr.edu/images/informa/2018/v11/p2.pdf
  • 2018  Abstract: Lanuza, Felipe. “Absence through layering: from experiencing urban leftovers to reimagining sites”, in PhD Research Projects 2018 Catalogue, editors Nina Vollenbroker, Ifigeneia Liangi and Daniel Wilkinson, London: The Bartlett School of Architecture, pp. 52 – 53 https://issuu.com/bartlettarchucl/docs/bartlett_phd_research_projects_2018
  • 2017  Article (section photography): Lanuza, Felipe. “Palimpsests of light: the absence of the Heygate Estate”, The Urban Transcripts Journal (online, ISSN 2514-5339), Vol. 1, Nº1, March 2017. http://journal.urbantranscripts.org/article/palimpsests-of-light-the-absence-of-the-heygate-estate-felipe-lanuza/
  • 2016  Book Chapter: Lanuza, Felipe. “Four Palimpsests on the Erasure of the Heygate Estate”, in Engaged Urbanism: Cities & Methodologies, Editors Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings, London: IB Tauris, pp. 69 – 76.
  • 2015  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “Venice, No Guilt”. Lobby Nº2, Spring 2015, Bartlett School of Architecture, pp. 79 – 82.
  • 2015  Short Book Chapter: Lanuza, Felipe. “Maestranza San Eugenio Ludic Park: an alternative for the valorisation and public use of the railway landscape” (in translation from Spanish), in Between railways and chimneys: a journey through the San Eugenio working-class and railway neighbourhood (in translation from Spanish), Editors Luis Rojas, María de los Ángeles Carvajal and Andrea Ortega, Santiago: FONDART, pp. 135-136. available via academia.edu
  • 2015  Abstract: Lanuza, Felipe. “Layered representations of absence”, paper presented at the conference “PhD Research Projects.” Held in February. Venue/organiser: The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London (abstract published in conference booklet pp. 20 – 21). https://issuu.com/penelopeharalambidou/docs/bartlett_phd_conference_2015_catalo
  • 2014  Article (image gallery): Lanuza, Felipe. “Time Mirrored: reflecting around the Surrey Canal”. Opticon 1826 (online), (16): 13, pp. 1-2 http://ojs.lib.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/up/article/view/1294/586
  • 2013  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. “Immaterial Densities. Revealing an alternative Heygate Estate”. Interstices Journal of Architecture and related Arts Nº14, ISSN 1170-585X, pp. 110 – 114. http://interstices.aut.ac.nz/ijara/index.php/ijara/article/view/119
  • 2013  Conference Paper: Lanuza, Felipe. “The absent landscape of the Iron Ring: a reconstruction of fragments of the ex-railway circumvallation of Santiago” Conference Rust, Regeneration and Romance. Iron and Steel Landscapes. Held in July. Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. Venue: Ironbridge Gorge, UK (published in conference proceedings CD-Rom ISBN-13: 978-0704428386).
  • 2013  Conference Paper: Lanuza, Felipe. “The presence of the absent: erasure and memory in the site of the Heygate Estate (1969-1974, South London)” Conference Visible and Invisible. Perceiving the City between descriptions and omissions. Held in September. Organiser: AISU. Venue: Benedictine Monastery of Catania Italy (published in conference proceedings, e-book ISBN 978-88-98547-05-0, Scrimm Edizioni).
  • 2012  Conference Paper + Poster: Lanuza, Felipe. “Representing Absence: a critical view on the territories of the Ex-railway circumvallation of Santiago”, Conference Encuentros Paris 2012. Knowledge for economic and social development. Held in July. Organisers: Chileglobal, Encuentros Conference Committee. Venue Faculty of Medicine, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (published in conference proceedings ISBN: 978-84-686-3860-7, available www.bubok.es)
  • 2011  Book Chapter: Rosas, José and Felipe Lanuza. “The historical centre of Santiago as a factor of urban promotion and validity” (in translation from Spanish), in Lima-Santiago: urban restructuring and change (in translation from Spanish). Edited by Wiley Ludeña and Carlos de Mattos. Santiago and Lima: IEUT, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Architecture and City Research Centre, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, pp. 103 – 130. ISBN 9789563453270.
  • 2009  Conference Communication + Poster: Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. “Representations before a disappearance. San Juan de Dios Maritime Sanatorium in Viña del Mar” (in translation from Spanish), III International DOCOMOMO Seminar Modern Heritage and the City. Held in November. Organised by DOCOMOMO Chile, MArch Programme of the Catholic University of Chile, Federico Santa María Technical University, University of Valparaiso and Catholic University of Valparaíso. Venue: Federico Santa María Technical University Main Campus, Viña del Mar, Chile (published in conference proceedings).
  • 2008  Article: Lanuza, Felipe. Project for a community centre in Cerro Navia, Chile” (in translation from Spanish) MARQ, Masters in Architecture Programme, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Nº3, ISSN 0718-6630, pp. 2 – 3.
  • 2007  Conference Paper: Lanuza, Felipe. “Railway tunnel of Matucana: interpretations on its role in the urban development of Santiago” (in translation from Spanish) V Latin-American and International colloquium Recovery and Preservation of Industrial Heritage. Held in September. Organised by TICCIH–Argentina and COAPI. Venue: Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina (published in colloquium proceedings CD-Rom ISBN 978-987-1033-24-9).
  • 2007  Conference Paper: Lanuza, Felipe. “Maestranza San Eugenio Ludic Park: a project on the emergency of an abandoned industrial territory in the city” (in translation from Spanish) V Latin-American and International Colloquium Recovery and Preservation of Industrial Heritage. Held in September. Organised by TICCIH–Argentina and COAPI. Venue: Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina (published in proceedings CD-Rom ISBN 978-987-1033-24-9).
  • 2007  Conference Paper: Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. “Design Strategies for thermal improvements in social housing: applications in the town of San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile” (in translation from Spanish) VI International Congress Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2007. Organised by the School of Architecture of the Catholic University of Chile Venue: Lo Contador Campus, Catholic University of Chile (published in congress proceedings pp. 342 – 347).
  • 2006  Short Book Chapter: Lanuza, Felipe. “Maestranza San Eugenio Ludic Park” (in translation from Spanish), in Anuario Proyecta 2005, Editor Albert Tidy, Santiago: Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile, p. 131.
  • 2005  Article (opinion): Araya, Paula, Carolina Oteo and Felipe Lanuza. “Inner ring of Santiago: observations on its emergence and project” (in translation from Spanish). INVI Journal, University of Chile. Nº54, ISSN 0718 – 1299, pp. 226 – 230. http://revistainvi.uchile.cl/index.php/INVI/article/view/810/1083

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, AND SYMPOSIA (not published) 

  • 11/2020  Lanuza, Felipe. “Burgess Park: in the absence of the Aylesbury Estate”, XVII Annual International AHRA Conference Housing and the City. Venue/organiser: University of Nottingham (online).
  • 08/2020  Lanuza, Felipe. “Heritage in the context of urban regeneration: representing the multi-layered absences of Burgess Park and the Aylesbury Estate”, V Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference Futures. Venue/organiser: University College London (online).
  • 06/2019  Lanuza, Felipe. “Archive and Site: The Ghost of Peter Eisenman’s Cannaregio Ovest Project (1978) in Venice”, Frascari Symposium IV The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models: From Translating to Archiving, Collecting, and Displaying. Venue/organiser: Kingston School of Art, London, UK.
  • 11/2017  Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. “Drawing (on) the context: drawing, designing, building”, Conference Drawing a Million of Plans. Venue/organiser: KADK Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 06/2015  Lanuza, Felipe. “Erasure and persistence in South London: experiences of absence in the Heygate Estate and Burgess Park”, Workshop Erasure and Displacement: urban memoryscapes. Venue/organiser: London School of Economics, LSE Cities, London, UK. https://lsecities.net/media/objects/events/erasure-and-displacement-urban-memoryscapes-workshop-2
  • 05/2014  Lanuza, Felipe. “Ambivalent Interruption: the Absence of the Heygate Estate”, Symposium Global Cities and Practices of Interruption. Held in May. Organisers: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), UK Arts & Humanities Research Council. Venue: Senate House, London, UK.
  • 06/2013  Lanuza, Felipe. “The Absent Landscape of the Iron Ring: a reconstruction: on fragments of the ex-railway circumvallation of Santiago” Symposium Disused Transport Infrastructure in Research & Practice: Interdisciplinary and Pan-European Perspectives. Organisers: Stadtkolloquium. Venue: Pearson Building, UCL, London, UK.
  • 11/2010  Lanuza, Felipe. “The absence as a mode of appearance: landscape and fragment in the ex-railway circumvallation of Santiago” (in translation from Spanish), X International Congress Rehabilitation of the Architectural Heritage and Edification: Contemporary perspectives and new dimensions of Heritage. Organised by CICOP Chile. Venue: Catholic University of Chile Main Campus, Santiago, Chile.
  • 07/2004  Lanuza, Felipe. “Maestranza San Eugenio Ludic Park: observations on the emergence of the abandoned inner railway-ring of Santiago” (in translation from Spanish), I International Seminar Industrial Architecture and Heritage: Cultural identity and sustainable development. Organised by the Chartered Association of Architects of Chile. Venue: Diego Portales Conference Centre and Sewell, Chile.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES 

  • 10/2020  Lanuza, Felipe.Conference at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Recinto Río Piedras, PR (online event). Presentation title “Distances” (in translation from Spanish).
  • 04/2020  Lanuza, Felipe. Lecture at ACT Guest Seminars, Architecture Culture and Tectonics Research Group, University of Nottingham, UK (online). Lecture “Absence and Layering: from experiencing urban leftovers to reimagining sites”.
  • 02/2019 Lanuza, Felipe.Guest speaker, Histories of Global London, MA in Architecture and Historic Environments, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK. Presentation: “Documents of Urban Change: experiences of absence in Burgess Park and the Aylesbury Estate”
  • 12/2018  Lanuza, Felipe. Guest speaker, Mediated Environments, MA Situated Practice, The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, London, UK. Presentation: “Documents of Urban Change: experiences of absence in Burgess Park and the Aylesbury Estate”
  • 03/2018  Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. Guest speaker in Small Talks: Exploring International Opportunities in South America. Venue/organiser: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London, UK. Presentation: “3D Scan House”(with Bernadette Devilat)
  • 11/2016 Lanuza, Felipe. Lecture at the seminar Re-imagining Sheffield’s post-war modernist social housing. Venue/organiser: Department of Urban Studies, University of Sheffield, UK. Lecture: Representing Absence, images of the Heygate Estate
  • 06/2014 Lanuza, Felipe. Presentation in research residency Doctoral Students Programme at the CCA. Venue/organiser: CCA, Montreal, Canada. Paper: “Misreading Peter Eisenman: another absence for the Cannaregio West Project in Venice”
  • 10/2013  Lanuza, Felipe. Guest speaker, Design Studio, BA Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Greenwich. Presentation: “Erasure and memory in the site of the Heygate Estate”
  • 11/2009  Lanuza, Felipe. Lecture at the workshop Latin America 2008: Patterns and Identities in Santiago de Chile: planned city, lived city. Organiser: Graphic and Industrial Design Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin. Venue: School of Architecture, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Presentation: “Introduction to the Urban History of Santiago de Chile” (in translation from Spanish)
  • 04/2009  Lanuza, Felipe.Guest speaker, Research Studio, BA Architecture, School of Architecture, Catholic University of Chile. Presentation: “Landscape of Absence: keys for an interpretation of the territories of the ex-railway circumvallation of Santiago” (in translation from Spanish)

EXHIBITIONS

  • 14/10/2019 - 19/10/2019  Lanuza, Felipe. “Documents of Urban Change: experiences of absence in Burgess Park and the Aylesbury Estate”, Solo Exhibition, various media including printed images, looping videos, texts, site-specific sounds, site-specific objects. Bartlett School of Architecture, mezzanine space, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0BQ
  • 18/02/2019 - permanent Lanuza, Felipe. “Venice at a distance” (2015), multi-layered photographic composition, mural in the new UCL Student Centre, 27-28 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AH. 3m x 6m. London, UK.
  • 01/11/2017 - 21/11/2017 Devilat, Bernadette and Felipe Lanuza. “Drawing (on) the context: drawing, designing, building”. Conference and Exhibition Drawing a Million of Plans. Venue/Organiser: KADK, Copenhagen, Denmark. Pieces exhibited: 2 acrylic prints 60x40cm, 2 acrylic prints 60x30cm
  • 13/02/2017  Lanuza, Felipe. “Photographer kneeling and taking a picture of two barges in the Surrey Canal on a foggy day”. Event Film Making Space. Organiser: PhD students, Bartlett School of Architecture. Venue: Royal Academy, London, UK. Piece exhibited: looping video (1:10)
  • 24/02/2015 – 27/03/2015  Lanuza, Felipe. “Layered representations of absence.” Conference and Exhibition PhD Research Projects. Venue/organiser: The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK. Pieces exhibited: 2 metallic prints, size 75x75cm; 1 looping video (1:10)
  • 13/02/2014  Lanuza, Felipe. “Erasing Silence: the Heygate suspended.” Study Day and ExhibitionDerek Jarman: Sites and Spaces. Venue: Wates House, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK. Organisers: UCL Urban Laboratory, The Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL History of Art. Pieces exhibited: 4 matt prints, size 119x84cm; 2 acrylic prints, size 60x40cm; 1 looping sound piece (10:38)
  • 08/11/2013 – 10/11/2013 Lanuza, Felipe. “Palimpsests of Light. Erasure, absence and memory in the Heygate Estate.” Conference and Exhibition CHAT 2013. The experience of archaeology and the archaeology of experience. Venue: Wilkins Building, UCL Main Campus, London, UK. Organisers: UCL Institute of Archaeology and Atkins. Pieces exhibited: 4 matt prints, size 119x84cm; 2 acrylic prints, size 60x40cm; 1 looping video (14:06)
  • 03/05/2013  Lanuza, Felipe. “Palimpsests of Light. The fringes of The Heygate Estate.” Event Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 1st Graduate Student Forum. Organisers: Danielle Willkens, Kate Jordan (SAHGB). Venue: Wilkins Haldane Room, UCL Main Campus, London, UK. Pieces exhibited: 2 acrylic prints, size 60x40cm
  • 23/04/2013 – 26/04/2013  Lanuza, Felipe. “Materialising Absence. The present of the Heygate Estate”. Exhibition and events programme Cities Methodologies 2013. Venue: UCL Slade Research Centre, London, UK. Organiser: UCL Urban Laboratory. Pieces exhibited: 4 matt prints, size 119x84cm; 1 looping video (14:06); 1 gloss print 75x75; 1 board with soil and on-site collected objects, size 488x60cm