Elemental: the Visionary Architecture Firm – A spectacular, visually rich monograph on one of the most visionary architecture firms of the twenty-first century led by 2016 Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena.

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Elemental, based in Santiago, Chile, epitomizes a new generation of pioneering, socially engaged architects. The firm specializes in innovative, powerful, and humane public-interest projects, working on both large and small scales across Chile, the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, and China.

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Featuring stunning images by renowned architectural photographers together with sketches and drawings from Aravena’s personal notebooks, this book beautifully, often irreverently, displays Elemental’s unique working methods and philosophy. Each project – from iconic structures like the Anacleto Angelini UC Innovation Centre to seaside residences and pioneering reconstruction plans – is accompanied by Aravena’s engaging texts, bringing to life his understanding of civil society and the built environment. From the publisher of Snarkitecture, Grafton Architects and Concrete.

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Chilean-based Alejandro Aravena established his own practice in 1994. From 2000 until 2005, he taught at Harvard University, where he founded Elemental with Andrés Iacobelli. In 2010 he was granted membership as an International Fellow of RIBA. He curated the 2016 Venice Biennale, and in the same year received the Pritzker Prize.

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