Self-taught architect Silvestre has filled the city of El Alto in Bolivia with his distinctive, curvaceous and colourful architecture. The kitsch trend, known as "spaceship architecture", is now spreading to other cities across Bolivia, Peru and Argentina

Published in GALLERY
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Elemental: Centro Innovacion, Santiago

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's practice turns corporate design on its head by creating a business innovation lab with the windows on the inside

Published in News
Friday, 27 June 2014 15:30

Torre David: Gran Horizonte

Photographer Iwan Baan spent six years documenting the lives of the 750 families who squat an abandoned 45-storey tower in Caracas, Venezuela, now a vertical slum

Published in GALLERY

A tour of informal settlements from Rio to Caracas shows cities being reclaimed in remarkable ways, says Debika Ray. But are they a viable template for the future?

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