New Andean Architecture borrowing from indigenous Aymara culture

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre has invented a bold and distinctive new style of Bolivian architecture, which he has penned “New Andean Architecture”.

Borrowing from indigenous Aymara culture, the architect is transforming the city of El Alto with his buildings that combine bright colours, symbols and stunning geometry. For the colours, the architect takes inspiration from the woven textiles that are created for, and worn by, women of the Aymara culture. Bold and bright blues, greens, reds and pinks are liberally used across the facades of Freddy Mamani Silvestre’s buildings.

With his vibrant designs, the Bolivian architect is changing the landscape of his home country and empowering his people.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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