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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), which maintain density while providing amenities such as outdoor space and the ability to expand. But he has an extensive resume worldwide. Since 2009, the 47-year-old architect has served as a juror for the Pritzker...

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