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As part of a workshop with students from Escuela Profesional de Arquitectura (USMP) Filial Norte and the Museum of the Tucume archaeological site, Norwegian architect Hans-Petter Bjørnådal and Ruth Elisabet Gomez Pastor crafted an eco-friendly temple in harmony with traditions and nature.
Xavier Portela, the photographer known for his brightly-coloured images of urban nights in cities like Tokyo, New York and Bangkok is back, this time in Kobe, Japan. A city that inspired him to use warmer hues in his postproduction work for a visual narrative that captures the city’s atmosphere.
Among the emerging figures in the world of contemporary architecture is Alejandro Aravena (1967). Born in Santiago de Chile, he graduated from Pontificia Cilena University in 1992 and continued his studies in Italy at IUAV (University of Architecture, Venice). Following the opening of his own design studio in 1994, in 2001 he founded ELEMENTAL S.A. in Santiago, where he has been Executive Director since 2006. With ELEMENTAL (which also comprises architects Gonzalo Arteaga, Juan Cerda, Victor Oddó, Diego Torres), Aravena began to focus his attention on building and infrastructure projects of public interest and significant social impact, not only in Chile but also in the USA, Mexico, China and Switzerland. ELEMENTAL design studio “promotes the improvement of social conditions, operating in the sectors of infrastructure, public space and housing through the creation of experimental works for the marginalized in Chile and Mexico” ....
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