I haven’t posted anything specifically about visual arts for a long time. Nothing really inspired me to write a new post on the theme, until, while surfing the net, I stumbled upon photographs of unusual buildings: Freddy Mamani’s colorful, almost garish, futuristic-looking houses in the Bolivian city of El Alto.
I fell in love instantly. The colors are almost blinding, and the sci-fi lines make me gaze at the images in wonder. I also admire the contrast between Mamani’s houses and their dull, flat neighbors. I think this Bolivian architect has put his city single-handedly on the tourist map of the world. He is definitely a pioneer of a unique style, and he already inspired several others to follow in his footsteps.
National Geographic published an article about him recently. So did an online magazine DeZeen. If you want to read those in-depth stories, click on the links. The purpose of my post is to introduce you to the name of this innovative architect and present you with the collage of his bright, toy-like visionary creations. Enjoy!