Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena is best known for his social housing projects, which have been praised for offering economic opportunity to the less privileged.
Leading opposition figure Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean embassy after being blamed by Venezuela's government of fomenting violence. A UN report blames the government for the scores of protester deaths.
Alejandro Aravena helped rebuild the Chilean city of Constitución after a disastrous earthquake in 2010. Contracted to provide inexpensive housing, he would build half a house, which its residents could complete with their own money and their own ideas. Whole neighborhoods were built this way.
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious 'Pritzker prize' for 2016. In addition to an impressive international portfolio, he is best known for his social housing projects. Aravena’s work has been praised for giving economic opportunity to the less privileged and providing lives with his designs for public spaces and housing.
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