Antón García-Abril is invited by Valerio Olgiati to the Architecture Academy at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, to participate in the lecture series "La Casa da Vivere": a forum for architects to talk about how they think and plan living spaces. The lecture explores the diverse nature of the domestic spaces designed by Ensamble Studio and the means and methods used to build them.
More information about the event at:
usi.ch - Valerio Olgiati invita - Conferenza di Antón García-Abril
National Geographic travels to Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana, and discovers its unparalleled mixture of nature and art. The February/March 2019 issue of its Traveler Magazine narrates the experience of visiting this magic place where three years ago we completed three Structures of Landscape: Beartooth Portal, Inverted Portal and Domo, that today serve as shelters, acoustic spaces and large-scale scultptures simultaneously.
Enjoy the article by Eve Conant with photographs by James Florio at: nationalgeographic.com - See the wildest art destination in the West
“Petrified River” departs from Ensamble Fabrica, setting off to NYC where it will rest for a few months on the grass of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, as part of its 2019 Design Triennial "Nature". As a metaphor of the transformation of the island from Manhattan to Manhattan, "Petrified River" embodies the devitalization of natural resources that urbanization processes involve.
Learn more about "Nature" here: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2019/01/31/cooper-hewitt-and-cube-announce-projects-for-the-2019-design-triennial/
MIT's magazine Spectrum features in its last issue "Opening Doors", the article "Stones and Beams", following an interview with Antón García-Abril in which basic notions about how (and where) buildings can be made are challenged. The article highlights some of the ideas and methodologies behind Ensamble Studio's work in the pursuit of a difficult balance between research and practice in architecture.
Read the full article in: https://spectrum.mit.edu/winter-2019/stones-and-beams/
Ensamble Studio is one of the top 50 US interior architects and designers for 2019, according to AN Interior magazine. We are honored to be part of a great list of teams able to “demonstrate novel and exciting approaches that push the envelope in how we inhabit residential, hospitality, retail, and work spaces.”
As highlighted by the editors: “Masters of material, the architects of Ensamble Studio use the latest technologies and techniques in their quest for dramatic interior spaces.”
For more information on selected firms: aninteriormag.com - AN Interior presents its top 50 interior architects and designers for 2019 - AN Interior
Hemeroscopium House of Ensamble Studio is featured in the new book ”Architect at Home” of the Australian publisher “The Images Publishing Group”.
The book features the homes of a range of leading architects from around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and Europe.
Mor info at : https://imagespublishing.com/uk/store/pv/9781864708134/architects-at-home/introduction-by-john-v-mutlow/
Débora Mesa will join the event “The Form in Question” today, February 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium.
“The Form in Question” refers to discussions underway now in architecture that are re-conceptualizing architectural form in relation to its old dialectical partner, function. Since its inception, the form/function binary has become increasingly dispersed and complex. This event brings three diverse practices/offices together—each of which has established (tacitly or intentionally) a different relation to both the history and contemporary use of these terms. These practices are also experimenting with the resulting shifts in typological frameworks and imperatives, and new programmatic configurations. The purpose of this event is, in part, to edit some of these terms—form, function, typology, program—in order to dismiss them in favor of other concepts or to render them anew for continued use in our time.
For more details on the event and the participants: gsd.harvard.edu - “The Form in Question” - Harvard Graduate School of Design “The Form in Question” - Harvard Graduate School of Design gsd.harvard.edu
Structures of Landscape for Tippet Rise Art Center is featured in the new monographic by Divisare Books, with photographs by James Florio.
Box Set #28 showcases a photographic series by American photographer James Florio about Ensamble Studio's work for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA. The four issues included in the set narrate Florio's journey across the landscape of Tippet Rise Art Center during four moments —the different seasons of the year—, capturing "the sensational change of nature and the mutation of architecture within the place".
Check the set, released on Monday 1st October, at the following link: https://divisare.com/books/divisare/boxsets/13689
Debora Mesa and Antón García Abril of Ensamble Studio have been included in the inaugural volume "Pratt Sessions Volume 1", that presents conversations from an ongoing lecture series in Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program as a distributed symposium—curated and yet open-ended.
More info at: http://www.originalcopy-nyc.com/pratt-sessions-2017
Available now, please visit: http://www.appliedresearchanddesign.com/book/pratt-sessions
Débora Mesa's TED Talk on Ensamble Studio's Radical Craft is now online at go.ted.com/deboramesamolina
From TED's editors: "What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work, showing how structures can be made with overlooked materials and unconventional methods -- or even extracted from the guts of the earth. 'The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration if we are curious enough to see beneath the surface of things,' she says."
This talk was presented at an official TED conference TED Salon: Radical Craft on November 8, 2018.
Ensamble Studio work is part of the exhibition "MISCELLANEOUS FOLIES", coordinated and produced by CIVA, with the assistance of the INSTITUT FRANCAIS in Paris.
CURATORS AND SCENOGRAPHY: Benjamin Lafore & Sébastien Martinez-Barat, architects, with the valuable assistance of Michel Mathy and Cédric Libert.
The exhibition will take place in Kanal — Centre Pompidou, Quai des Péniches 1000 Brussels, from January 22 to March 22 2018.
For more information : http://kanal.brussels/en/exhibitions/miscellaneous-folies-1
Swiss magazine Archithese is featuring Ensamble Studio's work in their new 4.2018 issue "Landart | Earth Architecture", which will be launched today with a lecture by Antón García-Abril.
The event, titled "Inhärent Spezifisch" –Inherently Specific– will present Ensamble Studio's most radical projects, describing how construction materials are linked to site, and how land is used to construct the works.
The lecture takes place in the Willy G. S. Hirzel Auditorium of the Landesmuseum in Zurich at 6pm. For more information on the event (in german), follow the link: https://www.archithese.ch/de/ansicht/inhaerent-spezifisch-ensamble-studio-kommen-nach-zuerich
Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York hosts today the book launch of UNFINISHED, published by ACTAR, as extension of the exhibition that was awarded with the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, and is on view in the Atrium Gallery until February 8 2019.
UNFINISHED, curated by lñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans, showcases inventive works by Spanish architects who have managed to navigate periods of scarcity and global crisis. Cyclopean House by Ensamble Studio is part of a rich selection of works able to optimistically exploit the potential of architecture.
The book launch takes place today, November 19 2018 at 6 pm and with a conversation between Stan Allen, Sunil Bald, Iñaqui Carnicero, Kenneth Frampton, Cristina Goberna, Maria Hurtado, Anna Puigjaner, Julio Salcedo, Nader Tehrani and Débora Mesa.
More information at: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/calendar/unfinished-celebration-and-book-launch
Antón García-Abril is giving a lecture in Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University this Wednesday November 14th, presenting the research and built work the office has been developing throughout almost two decades and our approach to on-site vs. off-site construction methods.
The lecture takes place in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. More info at the link: https://knowlton.osu.edu/event/ant%C3%B3n-garc%C3%ADa-abril-ensamble-studio
Reader's House in Matadero Madrid celebrates Open House Madrid 2018, organizing a public tour inside the buildings.
Open House is a worldwide movement that takes place one weekend every year in 40 cities, opening up cities and their public buildings, offices, private houses and studios that are usually not easily accessible. The event aims to make the architecture of our cities accessible for free to the citizens, allowing them to experience the buildings for themselves.
Join us for the visit next Sunday, September 30th, at 11am!
More info (in Spanish) at: http://www.openhousemadrid.org/5718-2/
Cyclopean House one of "44 Low-resolution Houses", an exhibition curated by Michael Meredith, designed by MOS/Studio Lin and organized by Princeton University School of Architecture.
The exhibition showcases 44 projects from contemporary architects, through "a double technological and representational-aesthetic lens". Showcased works are considered low-resolution as a result of their appearance or construction system: houses that do not resemble traditional houses, houses that manifest their construction –noticeably showing joints and raw materials, giving an "unfinished quality" to the work– and houses composed of primitive geometric forms –yet arranged in an unfamiliar or abstract style–.
The exhibition will take place in the North Gallery at Princeton University School of Architecture, opening on September 11 and closing on November 9, 2018.
For more information and the full list of participants: http://soa.princeton.edu/44lowresolutionhouses
This week, Antón García-Abril is visiting the new Liangzhu Campus of China Academy of Art, where he will give a lecture as part of the opening celebrations. The new Liangzhu campus, designed by Yonghe Zhang, is located in Hangzhou, and is a great destination where tradition meets today’s needs.
Find more details (in Chinese) in the following link: http://m.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_2064473
Today Antón García-Abril is visiting the School of Architecture and Design of IE University in Segovia, Spain, as special guest: participating in the final reviews of the 2018 Undergraduate Thesis Projects and culminating the day with a lecture on the work of Ensamble Studio.
Débora Mesa Molina has been appointed Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Tech School of Architecture, where she will continue to develop academic initiatives that advance architectural design and construction methodologies, and empower students to have a voice in the making of our built environment. The Ventulett Chair is made possible by a generous endowment created in honor of Georgia Tech alumnus Tom Ventulett, founding partner of tvsdesign in Atlanta and is intended to "engage an exceptional practitioner with a record of international leadership and excellence in architecture."
More information in: arch.gatech.edu - School of Architecture | Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, GA