Chicago-based global architecture firm FGP Atelier is changing the paradigm of what constitutes great architecture and building. -Architizer
This massive volume provides insight into the work of the internationally renowned Chicago-based firm FGP Atelier, led by Mexico-born architect Francisco Gonzalez Pulido (born 1970). The firm is famous for its spectacular high-rises in Asia, dynamic designs for airport wings across Mexico, and innovative residential spaces that maximize energy efficiency. This survey of the firm's projects includes major works such as the Veer Towers, the 473-foot residential buildings in the Las Vegas Strip renowned for their gravity-defying, high-leaning design, and the Diablos Stadium in Mexico City, for which FGP designed eight angular forms extending over the stands in a way that evokes the baseball team's trident logo. Using the terms "values," "network" and "ambition" as guiding keywords, accompanying essays discuss current issues such as sustainability, ethics, technical design, the infrastructure for a more equitable city and the future of urban living.