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ELEMENTAL. Incremental Housing and Participatory Design | Alejandro Aravena, Andrés Iacobelli | 9783775741422 | Hatje Cantz

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ELEMENTAL

Incremental Housing and Participatory Design

Author:Alejandro Aravena, Andrés Iacobelli

Publisher:Hatje Cantz

ISBN: 978-3-7757-4142-2

  • Paperback
  • English
  • 512 Pages
  • Mar 9, 2016

Back by popular demand in a paperback edition: the monograhy on Alejandro Aravena's Office, ELEMENTAL

The book 'ELEMENTAL. Incremental Housing and Participatory Design' explains how the office opperates as an initiative creating innovative solutions for subsidized housing. The programs urban projects aim to improve social housing for poverty stricken families. Elemental organized an international architecture competition which resulted in 7 constructed projects throughout Chile as hybrids between house and building, pushing the limits of expansion and density. Built in central areas, these houses are half-constructed, offering the inhabitants the infrastructure to extend the house to personal needs.

Back by popular demand in a paperback edition: the monograhy on Alejandro Aravena's Office, ELEMENTAL

The book 'ELEMENTAL. Incremental Housing and Participatory Design' explains how the office opperates as an initiative creating innovative solutions for subsidized housing. The programs urban projects aim to improve social housing for poverty stricken families. Elemental organized an international architecture competition which resulted in 7 constructed projects throughout Chile as hybrids between house and building, pushing the limits of expansion and density. Built in central areas, these houses are half-constructed, offering the inhabitants the infrastructure to extend the house to personal needs.

This book is afascinating study of the successes and failures of the 'Element Houses. ELEMENTAL is a Do Tank affiliated with the Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile and COPEC, implementing urban projects for social interest and public impact.

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