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Bold form: The buildings of Pritzker juror Alejandro Aravena in Santiago

Bold form: The buildings of Pritzker juror Alejandro Aravena in Santiago

One in a series of dispatches by Carolina A. Miranda on the art and architecture of Chile.

Of the Chilean architects working today, Alejandro Aravena is the most high-profile — and, with his good looks and spiky salt-and-pepper hair, perhaps the most mediagenic.

Internationally, the 48-year-old architect is best known for his innovative work in low-income housing developments in communities around Chile (as well as one project in Mexico),...

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