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

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Keiichi Matsuda: Total digital overload

The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it

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MoMA, New York
29 March – 19 July 2015

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A show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design reveals more about the diversity of contemporary Latin American design than its geographic specificity

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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

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Museum of Art and Design, New York
4 November 2014 – 6 April 2015

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:57

Beyond the Supersquare

Claire Barliant salutes a brave and overdue attempt to unravel the legacy of modernist architecture in Latin America, but the theme is too tangled for just one show

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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

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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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Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has rejected labels, genres and stylistic rigour in favour of a casual approach that mixes modernism with ornamental and populist traditions. Now her bold, celebratory designs are gaining international recognition

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