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'Elemental Recent Projects: Monoliths and Trees' Lecture by Alejandro Aravena at MIT

'Elemental Recent Projects: Monoliths and Trees' Lecture by Alejandro Aravena at MIT
Siamese Towers / Courtesy of Alejandro Aravena
Siamese Towers / Courtesy of Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena, based in Santiago de Chile, will be giving a lecture at MIT on the theme of ‘Elemental Recent Projects: Monoliths and Trees’. After the 8.8 earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile in 2010, they have worked in the reconstruction by proposing a mitigation forest as the main infrastructural work, but also dealing with housing, public buildings, productive activities and transportation. In 2011 they were called to perform a similar redesign of an entire city in the Atacama desert, where the Chilean Copper Company, Codelco, commissioned them to intervene at the whole scale of Calama where they are proposing an oasis.

They have been also working in different buildings like the Angelini Innovation Center in Chile and the Mirador del Diablo in Mexico where architecture has become rather monolithic. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pm at MIT Building 10, room 250. For more information, please visit here.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Elemental Recent Projects: Monoliths and Trees' Lecture by Alejandro Aravena at MIT" 09 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/222060/elemental-recent-projects-monoliths-and-trees-lecture-by-alejandro-aravena-at-mit/> ISSN 0719-8884
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