Gold Mines & Time Bombs

July 2009


The Chilean-born architect Alejandro Aravena wants to have relevancy and impact in his work. For his practice, Elemental, the challenge for today’s architecture is to engage with the daily questions of development, poverty, security etc using the strategic use of form and verified on a broad context. Mayor, finance ministers, billionaire investors and World Bank agents beware, Aravena wants action and he wants it now.