elemental prototype by alejandro aravenaimage © designboom

 

 

 

‘elemental’ prototype house by chilean architect alejandro aravena. built in 1:1 scale, presented in the milan triennale garden.

 
elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
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elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
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elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
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elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
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elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
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elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
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elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
captions of the elemental exhibition
image © designboomelemental is based in three principles:
 
 
 
A. to think, design and build better neighborhoods, housing and the necessary urban infrastructure to promote social development and overcome the circle of poverty and inequity of our cities.
 
B. in order to trigger a relevant qualitative leap-forward, our projects must be built under the same market and policy conditions than any other, working to achieve ‘more with the same’.
 
C. by quality we understand projects whose design guarantees incremental value and returns on investment over time, in order to stop considering it a mere ‘social expense’.
 
in this spirit, elemental contributes to improve the quality of life in chilean cities, providing state of the art architecture and engineering, understanding the city as an unlimited resource to build social equity.
 
elemental prototype by alejandro aravena
 
 
 
 
the chilean government asked them to resolve the following equation: to settle ca. 100 families of the quinta monroy, in the same 5.000 m2 site that they have illegally occupied for the last 30 years which is located in the very center of iquique, a city in the chilean desert. see more info here.