Elemental: Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Editor: Alejandro Aravena, Andrés Iacobelli ISBN: 9783775734608 Format: Softcover, 512pp, 174 x 242mm
The standard work on incremental housing and participatory design by the director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and Pritzker Prize winner, Alejandro Aravena. Aravena founded Elemental in 2001 in his hometown of Santiago, Chile with the goal of directly alleviating social deprivation. This book documents the social activity and history of the international architectural team and sheds light on its financing strategies through participative building. Besides building public facilities and public housing, Elemental also develops new approaches for the reorganisation of resources and the potential of cities by means of projects devoted to infrastructure and transportation.