Alejandro Aravena, socially committed architects

Alejandro Aravena, socially committed architects

Considered one of the most interesting figures on the latest generation international scene, Alejandro Aravena was born in 1967 and entered the world of architecture in Chile in the late 1980s .
In 1994 he founded the “Alejandro Aravena Architetti studio“.

Since 2006 he has been executive director of Elemental SA, an organization that promotes the improvement of social conditions by operating in the sectors of infrastructure, public spaces and housing through the construction of experimental works located in Chile and Mexico.

Housing
2010
Mexico, Monterrey
Housing
2010
Mexico, Monterrey

The architect experiences a practice that produces architectural works and also addresses major challenges of the 21st century. His work offers economic opportunities to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption and provides a welcoming public space. Innovative and inspiring, it shows how architecture can improve people’s lives.

Elemental, Villa Verde Project
2013
Region de Maule, Chile
Elemental, Villa Verde Project
2013
Region de Maule, Chile

The studio’s name, Elemental, reminds us that an elementary project is always the best choice: it’s something that goes straight to the heart of the matter. Elemental divides its working time into three equal parts, one part is for social housing and one for private customers and third focuses on urban development of cities.

Elemental, Villa Verde Project
2013
Region de Maule, Chile
Elemental, Villa Verde Project
2013
Region de Maule, Chile

Alejandro Aravena’s 2016 Pritzker Prize victory took place because through his projects he is involved in creating new opportunities for the less privileged.
Tom Pritzker, president of the Hyatt Foundation, said that “Innovative and inspiring, Aravena shows how architecture can improve people’s lives.”

30 Complex House
2013
Lo Espejo - Santiago, Chile
30 Complex House
2013
Lo Espejo – Santiago, Chile
95 Housing Units + Community Center
2014
Antofagosta, Chile
95 Housing Units + Community Center
2014
Antofagosta, Chile

“The capacity for synthesis and simplicity are the answers to the most complex problems”. And there is no sentence that best describes the Aravena’s work.

Links:
https://divisare.com/
https://www.centoventigrammi.it/
https://www.domusweb.it/it.html
https://www.labiennale.org/it
https://www.archdaily.com/