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Stephanie Farah Carbonell

Economics: Turning problems into opportunities

When speaking about economics the majority of the people that are not economist think in terms of money, but even though it has to do with finance it is much more than speaking about expenses and revenues; it is about designing in a way that we can deliver additional value.

In countries with strong economies, architecture can be driven to be more eccentric, big buildings, and parametric shapes; which calls the attention to most human beings for the luxurious looks.  In my opinion this type of design can seem silly when applied in countries like Colombia where the resources are limited and the social problems are many. Weaker economies can provide challenging architecture projects, since there are more situations to be solved. This is when thinking on economic terms, problems can be turned into opportunities.   Read More »

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