SALUTARY DESIGN (DISEÑO SALUDABLE, Ocho Libros, 2021) is an independent publication narrating a decade of public architecture in Chile, edited by Andrew Collyer and Jaime Sáez, featuring illustrations by Juan Céspedes.



Through projects and buildings, original work and research methods are exposed in the fields of urbanism, healthcare architecture and public art. Diverse chronicles describe the intense relationship between architectural thought and political circumstances surrounding it when public resources are involved.

In this technical, although novel-like text, the reader can travel through the adventures, successes and failures of a group of young professionals operating towards the old and jaded notion of common benefit.


Andrew Collyer
Chilean architect, BSc. in Social Sciences, Universidad Católica de Chile. Based in Santiago, for the the last 15 years he has designed and researched about public infraestructure and the overlap of architecture, health and territory. Until 2021 worked as project manager at the chilean Public Health Undersecretary. SALUTARY DESIGN is his first publication. ...More »
Jaime Sáez
Chilean architect, Universidad Central. Lives in Santiago and until 2010 was project manager at the Ministry of Health, year in which he coins the concept of SALUTARY DESIGN. Realizes conferences and articles in Chile and abroad. Creator of his own practice, Swarq "Arquitectura para la salud con diseño saludable", dedicated to the social, economic and environmental aspects of architecture, landscape, urbanism and interiorism. ...More »
Juan Céspedes
Chilean visual artist and academic, Universidad de Chile. Lives in Santiago and has exhibited individually in Santiago, New York, Turin, Vancouver, Mexico DF and Bogotá. Has participated on different biennals and exhibitions. Until 2020 he was a professor at the Arts Faculty of the Universidad de Chile. Since 2010 collaborates with Swarq Architetcs. ...More »

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Publication OCHO LIBROS (2021)