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Beautiful Bolivia: Architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre Shows Off His Flair for Andean Post-Modernism - Architizer

There is much debate among architects and theorists about what exactly architecture can do as a political mechanism.

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Architects around the world strive to incorporate regional design histories into contemporary work, but Bolivian designer Freddy Mamani Silvestre takes it a step further, blending pop culture inspi…

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Architects around the world strive to incorporate regional design histories into contemporary work, but Bolivian designer Freddy Mamani Silvestre takes it a step further, blending pop culture inspi…

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Meet Freddy Mamani: The New Andean Architect Making Waves in Bolivia

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These buildings are the showpiece of a new architectural and cultural phenomenon that is helping Bolivia gain a bit more cultural relevance back from its press hungry neighbours in Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

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Spread out across the Bolivian highlands, at meters, the city of El Alto is predominantly ochre-red, with thousands of low, matchbox-l.

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In this May 2014 photo, an Aymara woman dances in a ballroom of one of the newfangled mini-mansions rising up in El Alto, Bolivia.

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