Home
People | Cities & Communities

Bring the community into the process by Alejandro Aravena

Static Preview

Published on Nov 6, 2014

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that each family could expand on. It was a complex problem, but with a simple solution — one that he arrived at by working with the families themselves. With a chalkboard and beautiful images of his designs, Aravena walks us through three projects where clever rethinking led to beautiful design with great benefit.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at here.
"So with the right design, sustainability is noting but the rigorous use of common sense."

EarthSayersAlejandro Arevena
EarthSayers RatingHighly recommended
CountryChile
Dateunknown
FormatTeaching
Member of Special CollectionDesign and Architecture
Return to Listing

 



Follow EarthSayersFollow EarthSayers on Twitteron Twitter

Sustainability Advocate Blog  •  About EarthSayers  •  Formats  •  FAQ  •  Privacy Policy
Site Map  •  Home

Earthsayers: The Voices of Sustainability

All content © 2008-2020

To send a link to:


just complete the fields below. To enter multiple recipients, separate the names and the email addresses with commas. Just be sure to keep them in the correct sequence of name to email address.

EarthSayers.tv does not save any personal information; it is used solely to send the email.