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1998 – 1999


Education & Research

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Vicuña Mackenna 4860
Macul Santiago

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Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

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Santiago, Chile
by Alejandro Aravena Change this
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”A mathematician is a machine that transforms coffee into equations.”

This joke, for the architect, expressed one of the dimensions by which knowledge is produced: the casual encounter of people. Besides the coffee room, it identified the corridor as a design opportunity, as the moment where it is possible to see other people before they disappear into the isolated retreat of the individual working unit.


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