RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An engineer, builder and self-taught architect from El Alto, the world's uppermost city in the metropolitan region of La Paz, Bolivia, is a veritable phenomenon in his country: Freddy Mamani, whom the Bolivian press calls "the architect of the people" and appeared on the ArchDaily list of leaders, projects and the most inspiring figures of architecture in 2015.

Called by some as representing a new "psychedelic baroque" style, Mamani suggests a new Bolivian architecture that rescues his Aimara culture with fabrics, ceramics and drawings and reinvents Andean architecture seeking inspiration in its roots and . . .

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