A impressive, visually wealthy monograph on one of the vital visionary structure companies of the twenty-first century led by way of 2016 Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena

Elemental, based totally in Santiago, Chile, epitomizes a brand new technology of pioneering, socially engaged architects. The company makes a speciality of leading edge, robust, and humane public-hobby initiatives, operating on each huge and small scales throughout Chile, america, Mexico, Switzerland, and China.

Featuring surprising pictures by way of popular architectural photographers along side sketches and drawings from Aravena’s non-public notebooks, this ebook superbly, ceaselessly irreverently, shows Elemental’s distinctive operating strategies and philosophy. Each and every venture – from iconic systems just like the Anacleto Angelini UC Innovation Centre to seashore apartments and pioneering reconstruction plans – is observed by way of Aravena’s attractive texts, bringing to lifestyles his figuring out of civil society and the constructed atmosphere.

From the writer of Snarkitecture, Grafton Architects and Concrete.