ELEMENTAL is a Chilean based architecture practice who focus on architecture work of public interest and social impact. ELEMENTAL´s director, Alejandro Aravena, was awarded this years Pritzker Prize and appointed director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. ELEMENTAL first made a name for themselves in 2004 with Quinta Monroy, a social housing project in the very centre of Iquique, Chile. The site had been illegally occupied by 97 families since the 1960's, who they rehoused on the same 5,000 square metre site.
On the bookshelves this month, you'll find a fascinating portrait of Ginzburg's emblematic Narkofim building as well as a retrospective Niemeyer monograph. Also, investigations on the role of landscape in terms of urbanism and a study of the visual representations of urban spatial interventions. Finally, the dubious heritage of modernism documented photographically and Hans Ulrich Obrist on the art of curating.
The Auditorium Theatre is located northeast of the urban fabric of the town of Llinars del Valles in the province of Barcelona. The complex is part of a larger plan for the adjacent public land obtained from the transfer of land where Can Marquès agricultural house has been maintained.
The themes of this month's exhibitions are highly diverse, ranging from Pier Luigi Nervi's vast catalogue of sports facilities at the MAXII to Lacaton & Vassal's social housing renovations in Stuttgart; from Paris of tomorrow to Ljubljana of yesteryear, and finally, the architecture of the deep space and the deep seas on show in New York. In other words, you've got plenty to explore.
Canberra, Australia’s parliamentary capital, is often labeled bland and bureaucratic. But the new Nishi Building, designed by Molonglo Group, sits in stark contrast to these traits. It is progressive, quirky and vibrant, and, as a result, has put Canberra back on the map.