CV Mario Novas

Bern, Switzerland, 1977

PROFILE

Architect and urbanist from the ULPGC, Spain, BA in Storytelling UAI Chile, trained in Service Design in London by the Engine Group.

2014 - Present Director at KliwadenkoNovas; Barcelona - Stgo. Chile
We created an editorial content production company with a focus on architecture, urban planning and its relationship with society. We generate specialized audiovisual content in Latin America for the institutions and platforms with which we collaborate.

2021 Know-how - Web Doc (On going)
Project awarded by the Chilean national fund CORFO 2020 for the the research and production on contemporary transfer on the architectural methodology

2021 Patterns Of Living - Web Doc (On going)
Project awarded by the Chilean national fund CORFO 2020 for the production of an interactive documentary on the Tiuna El Fuerte project located in Caracas and developed by the LAB PRO FAB office over the las 15 years.

2020 Architecture On The Edge - Web Serie (6×15’)
Commissioned by Shelter.Stream, it explores how local architecture revels in pushing design to the very edge, focusing on six unique buildings in Chile

2019 Talca Local (On going) - Documentary Feature film
We are currently on the post production stage of our second documentary from the deep Southern Chile where architecture students who know better fertilizers than famous buildings, are guided to face global challenges but entering from the opposite extreme: the local approach, solving problems within their rural context.
Project awarded by the Chilean national fund CORFO, the Ibermedia Found, the Arca residency.

2018 Do More With Less (Hacer Mucho Con Poco) 86’ - Documentary Feature film
A documentary that sets the attention in Latin American architecture because its context of constant crisis compels the discipline to reinvent itself and to seek innovation in local resources. It shows how young architects are bringing about a change in paradigm by offering a new understanding of the way this profession interacts with society. The film won Best Research and Argument at the ARCH_CINE, and Best documentary at CINETEKTON, and was top rated at the ADFF New York, the AFFR Rotterdam, and the MOVE CINE ARCH in Venice after being part of the ooficial selection of 25 film festivals.

2016 Architecture Congress of Catalonia
in charge of the audiovisual content during the 6 months of the congress. Link: https://congresarquitectura201...;

2016 City vs. Favelas for Archdaily
Medium-length film (18 '); audiovisual and photographic report in which we interviewed the directors of the Association of Favelas of Rio de Janeiro about the origin of the historical conflict and the failed government initiatives.
Link: https://www.archdaily.com.br/br/795902/ciudad-vs-favelas-uma-reflexao-sobre-as-ocupacoes- informais-no-rio-de-janeiro

2015 White Elephant
Peter Eisenman's Ambitious "City of Culture" Fades Into Ruin for Architizer: short film from the City of Culture by Peter Eisenman in Santiago de Compostela.
Link: https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/stories/white-elephant-cidade-da-cultura-de-galicia/

2015 Where Solid Meets Void
Exploring the Concrete and Glass Edifice of A Coruña’s National Museum for Science and Technology para Architizer: cortometraje Sobre el Museo de Tecnología de A Coruña de Acebo y Alonso.
Link: https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/stories/entr-ecot-muncyt/

2015-2017
Editor, UrbanNext; Barcelona

Author of Southern Coexistences: research on urbanism versus civil society through interviews and reports developed in Chile (Talca, Constitución, Santiago and Calama); Paraguay asuncion); Brazil (Saõ Paolo, Rio de Janeiro); Venezuela Work published on UrbanNext.net
Link: https://urbannext.net/southern...
2010-2014


Liquid Agency Latam, Santiago de Chile (Former Magia Liquid)
Head of the architecture department and Service Design Experience. We link the discipline of architecture to new entrepreneurship and business processes working for clients such as the Ministry of Economy of the Government of Chile, Innova Chile, Corfo.cl, among others.

2008-2010
Conix RDBM Architects, Antwerp, Belgium

Development of architectural design of projects from urban planning to collective and individual housing. Concludes the residency in Belgium by imparting a Masterclass at the University of Leuven.

2004-2008
DSNS, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Design group focused on architectural communication.

Languages

Spanish: native speaker
English: professional level
Italian: professional level
Portuguese: advanced
German: I can read it and understand it.