TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena

Place : Chile

Type/subject/tags : TED talk

ARAVENA_Villa Verde Housing ELEMENTAL CHILE COST

“In this TED Talk Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the founder of ELEMENTAL, speaks about some of the design challenges he has faced in Chile and his innovative approaches to solving them. Emphasizing the need for simplicity in design, Aravena talks about three of his projects: the Quinta Monroy social housing project, through which he developed the“half-finished home” typology for governments to provide quality homes at incredibly low-prices; his “inside-out” design for the Pontifical Catholic University’s Innovation Center UC – Anacelto Angelini, which reduced energy costs by two-thirds; and lastly his masterplan for rebuilding a resilient coastline in Constitución Chile after the city was hit by the 2010 earthquake.”

http://www.archdaily.com/564819/ted-talk-my-architectural-philosophy-bring-the-community-into-the-process-alejandro-aravena

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