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.
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
Antón García-Abril will be lecturing at Milano Arch Week, a festival dedicated to architecture and the future of cities that under the name “Urbania, a look at the future of cities” will host a rich program of conferences, exhibitions, performances and events open to the public. Ensamble Studio's lecture will take place on May 25, at 8.30 PM in the Salone d’Onore of the Triennale di Milano. Other speakers between May 23 and May 27 include Kazuyo Sejima, Carrillo da Graça, Bjarke Ingels, Jacques Herzog, Toyo Ito, Alberto Campo Baeza and Sou Fujimoto, among others. For more information and the complete agenda visit: milanoarchweek.eu - Milano Arch Week 2018
GA Houses launched this month its number 157, “Project 2018”, featuring a rich variety of residential works in progress across the globe, including our latest project: Ca’n Terra, that transforms a former Mares stone quarry located in the island of Menorca, Spain, into a domestic space: “If the history of civilization has greatly evolved transforming ideas into built work, in Ca’n Terra, the process is inverted and history interpreted to transform it into architecture”.
More information at: ga-ada.co.jp - GA HOUSES 157
“Housing + [Exhibition]”, organized by the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism opens today as the culmination of two years of design and research inquiry involving faculty, students and practitioners from around the globe. The exhibition includes Ensamble Studio & POPlab's shared research on ultralight construction technologies as well as ten new architecture and urban design models from faculty-led workshops that test multi-scalar housing solutions. The 4-week research studio developed by Adèle Naudé Santos and Débora Mesa Molina with 11 MIT students and local communities in Cartagena, Colombia, is part of this series. From May 3 until September 14 of 2018 the exhibition will take place in the Okawa Lobby of MIT Media Lab. For more information, visit: http://lcau.mit.edu/exhibit/okawa-lobby-mit-media-lab/housing-exhibition.
Ensamble Studio is “Meeting in the Mountains” this week in an event organized by AIA Billings. Debora Mesa will be here presenting two radically different approaches to the means and methods to design and build architecture, reflected through the firm's works. Her talk “Ensamble Studio: Off-site/On-site” goes from the development of off-site technologies that dislocate manufacturing from site assembly in some of their residential projects, to the intensive use of onsite resources in works like Structures of Landscape, located at Tippet Rise Art Center, in Fishtail, Montana, a few miles away from where she will be talking.
The event takes place from April 12th to April 14th 2018 in the Northern Hotel, Billings, Montana. See the full program here: aiabillings.org - Meeting in the Mountains « Billings Architecture Association
Antón García Abril is 2018 CriticalMASS Distinguished Visiting Critic at the School of Architecture of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will be presenting his lecture “On/Off” this Friday April 6th 2018 at 1pm in Storrs Lecture Hall. For further information visit: coaa.uncc.edu - Lecture: Antón García-Abril, Ensamble Studio (Madrid) | College of Arts + Architecture | UNC Charlotte
Ensamble Studio is taking part in the Spring Events 2018 at Syracuse University School of Architecture, that celebrates a special lecture series organized by Randall Korman and focused on the topic of façades. Debora Mesa Molina will be presenting some of the firm's work, reflecting on On-Site versus Off-Site architectures and their belonging to context. It will take place today in Slocum Auditorium at 5:30pm.
More information in: soa.syr.edu - Calendar — Syracuse Architecture
Modern in Denver visits Tippet Rise Art Center in their Spring Issue with the article “Curating the wild”. Images and descriptions of the project are accompanied with the ideas and impressions of the founders and the different teams that worked in it, such as Ensamble Studio, that developed the vision for the land with Structures of Landscape: “The massive pieces are cast from the land, channeling nature in their geological form. They powerfully frame the landscape for the visitor”. Don’t miss the whole article in: view.publitas.com - Modern In Denver - Modern In Denver - Spring 2018 - Page 134-135
#MadeInETSAM Exhibition opens today at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM), displaying the work of some of their alumni to discuss the role of Women in Architecture. Debora Mesa, who graduated from ETSAM in January 2006, is part of this empowering group!
More info at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/174538050000126/
Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa will be speaking at Design Indaba Conference 2018, the annual do-tank at the intersection of innovation, business, social impact design and creative expression. Taking place on February 21-24 2018 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, the Design Indaba Festival is a showcase of some of the most inspiring works in design and creativity. They will be part of a lineup of design thinkers, artists, exhibitions and performances from Africa and the rest of the world.
More information in: designindaba.com - Design Indaba's Festival of creativity 2018
Revista PLOT launched this month its number 40, “Categorías Imposibles” (Impossible Categories), featuring Ensamble Studio’s projects: The Truffle in Costa da Morte, Spain; Cyclopean House in Brookline MA, USA; Cervantes Theater in Mexico City, Mexico; and Structures of Landscape in Fishtail MT, USA. The article includes great photographic work by Roland Halbe and Iwan Baan. It is a pleasure to share a "space of disciplinary fracture that needs more than language composed of phonemes, spaces, experiences, images, drawings, and subjectivity ..." with practices like SANAA, Smiljan Radic, Studio Anne Holtrop and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.
Structures of Landscape @Tippet Rise Art Center has been nominated for consideration for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2016/17! The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize is given by the IIT College of Architecture and biennially recognizes the most distinguished built work of the North and South American continents. The prize will be awarded to the best architecture, in its most broad definition, with this third cycle considering work completed between January 2016 and December 2017.
Take a look at the outstanding selection of nominated works here: http://arch.iit.edu/prize/mchap/selected-works/all/all/nominated
Anton García Abril kicks off the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design 2018 Spring Lecture Series with his lecture “On/Off” as part of the internationally known exhibit “Export: Spanish Architecture Abroad”. It takes place on February 12th in the COAD Theater of the Gerald Hines College of Architecture and Design of the University of Houston.
More information in: uh.edu - Opening Lecture and Reception for
Débora Mesa Molina will be presenting the lecture “Ensamble Studio: OnSite/OffSite” in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium of Cornell University next January 30th at 5:15 pm. In it, she proposes an immersion into the processes of research that lead to the realization of the firm's American works.
More information in: aap.cornell.edu - Débora Mesa Molina (Ensamble Studio): OnSite/OffSite | Cornell AAP
Ensamble Studio work is part of the exhibition "Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech" curated by K. Michael Hays and Andrew Holder and organized by Harvard University GSD. “Inscriptions” is a broad survey of work that problematizes, resists, and exceeds signification by appealing to other kinds of cultural engagements, agreements, and fantasies of architecture’s origins.
Big Bang Towers, Hemeroscopium House, Musical Studies Centre and Tabula Acustica, amongst a wide selection of projects by Harvard University Graduate School of Design faculty and other emerging practices across the American academy, are in the curators' words "born of the original human postulate to claim a place in the world, to confirm having been there, to make and mark a difference."
The exhibition will take place in the Druker Design Gallery, Gund Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from January 22 to March 11 2018.
For more information and a full list of participants:
Ensamble Studio’s Cyclopean House has been listed as one of Dwell Magazine’s top 10 Prefabricated Homes of 2017. Its lightweight construction technology that enabled easy transportation from Spain (Madrid) to EEUU (Boston) is one of its unique features. Take a look at all great prefabs on the list: https://www.dwell.com/article/dwells-top-10-prefabs-of-2017-2d513feb
Structures of Landscape has been featured in “Archipaper. Blueprint drawings”: an exhibition and publication about young Spanish architects, curated by Mario Suárez and promoted by the Directorate for Cultural and Scientific Relations at the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), that "outlines through its projects an important twist in the conception of the architectural activity".
The full text is available here:: https://issuu.com/publicacionesaecid/docs/archipaper_cat__logo
Ensamble Studio will be opening the Spain GSD 2017/2018 lecture series at Harvard University. On Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30pm, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa will present their work at the Piper Auditorium of GSD Gund Hall, located in 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
More info at the following link: facebook.com - SpainGSD Lecture: Ensamble Studio
Ensamble Studio is taking part in the 2017 Administrators Conference, organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and hosted this year by the University of New Mexico. Antón García-Abril will present the keynote lecture on November 3, 2017 at 6.30pm in the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. More info at the following link. https://goo.gl/h58zbU
Arquitectura Viva launched this October its number 198, featuring Structures of Landscape by Ensamble Studio at Tippet Rise Art Center. The article shows details about the Structures' constructive process, from previous models to detail drawings . Do not miss the full article at the following link: https://issuu.com/ensamble-studio/docs/ensamble_studio_arquitectura_viva_1
Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan runs this weekend the Fall 2017 Practice Session nº5, led by Ensamble Studio partners Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. The session kicks off on Friday October 20 with a lecture about the firm's work under the title "The House as Prototype", followed by a three-day workshop that will immerse 24 students into an intense research experience related to an ongoing project of the office. The workshop will conclude with a review and discussion with Giovanna Borasi and Nader Tehrani as invited jurors; and an exhibition that will last through October 27 at Taubman College Gallery.
For more information visit: https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/10/20/practice-session-no-5-lecture-d%C3%A9bora-mesa-and-ant%C3%B3n-garc%C3%ADa-abril-%E2%80%9C-house
Ensamble Studio and Hong Kong based Rural Urban Framework get together this evening at Pratt GAUD Sessions 04 with an invigorating discussion on “New Architectural Contexts”. The session delves “on the extent to which architecture is able to “re-originate” the context. Join the discussion at Higgins Hall Auditorium, 6pm.
The Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans has launched the catalog for its first edition “Marcher dans le rêve d’un autre”, on show from October 13 2017 to April 1 2018 at Frac Centre. The publication, edited by the curators Abdelkader Damani and Luca Galofaro, offers a common space for the latest research of over forty contemporary architects "to discuss about the 'other of their architecture' and to consider dream as the meeting point for utopia, experimentation, prospective and memory." Structures of Landscape and Towers of Landscape are the two projects presented by Ensamble Studio as a reflection on the geological nature of architecture...
Available for download from: http://www.lespressesdureel.com/EN/ouvrage.php?id=5885&menu=
Ensamble Studio is one of the 71 participants that make the First Edition of Orléans Architecture Biennial, running at French FRAC Centre from October 13 2017 to April 1 2018. Curated by Abdelkader Damani and Luca Galofaro with the theme “Walking through someone else´s dream”, the 2017 Biennial is “constructed as a confluence of memory: accrued memories - works of the collection - and future memories”. In Les Turbulences, Ensamble Studio contributes to this interrelating dialogue with Structures of Landscape and Towers of Landscape, revealing past, present and future dreams. Some of which have already come true.
For more info visit the website: https://en.biennale-orleans.fr/artist/ensamble-studio-anton-garcia-abril-et-debora-mesa/
Pasajes Arquitectura included our project Structures of Landscape at Tippet Rise Art Center in its last number. Read about Beartooth Portal and Domo in the magazine’s issue 144.
Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana is named the “Best Museum of the Year, North America” by the 2017 Leading Cultural Destinations Award, a platform created to explore, recognize and promote the world’s best destinations for cultural experiences. Beartooth Portal, Inverted Portal and Domo, from our Structures of Landscape series, are inherent part of this "unexpected oasis that presents concerts by world-renowned musicians and young artists, and large-scale contemporary sculpture on a 10,260-acre working sheep and cattle ranch". For more info visit the website: lcdawards.com - Leading Culture Destinations
Ensamble Studio visits Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design. Antón García-Abril will present the office´s work in Hancock Auditorium at Blacksburg Campus on October 4, 2017 at 7.00pm. The following day students can participate in a morning conversation session with Ensamble Studio’s principal. For more information visit the official website: archdesign.vt.edu - VT a+d · school of architecture + design, Virginia Tech · lectures › antón garcía-abril
RIBA Europa talk series kicks off on October 3 2017 with its first session EUROPA 1: SPAIN + PORTUGAL, in which Ensamble Studio is taking part. Débora Mesa will present the office's work and method in conversation with other three practices: MAIO, Fala Atelier and Skrei. The discussion, chaired by the curator of Victoria and Albert Museum, Mariana Pestana, aims to "explore the commonalities and differences of architecture practices".
For more information visit the official website: architecture.com - EUROPA 1: SPAIN + PORTUGAL
Ensamble Studio partners Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa are joining Columbia GSAPP lecture series this fall. On September 25, 2017, they will be presenting the office’s work in the Wood Auditorium of Avery Hall. A conversation with architect and professor Mimi Hoang and a Q&A Session will join.
For more information visit the official website: arch.columbia.edu - Ensamble - Columbia GSAPP
Ensamble Studio is participating in the Architecture and Design Film Festival taking place in Tippet Rise Art Center, between 22-24 September, 2017. During this premier event, eight feature-length documentaries and three short ones will be presented to contribute to “a deeper understanding of the ways in which landscape, sculpture and architecture can amplify one another’s voices”. On September 23, Design and Architecture radio host Frances Anderton will be moderating a panel discussion with Antón García-Abril, Peter Halstead and Stephen Talasnik. The following day, guests will be able to take a guided tour of the Art Center that includes Ensamble Studio’s Structures of Landscape, and participate in a Q&A Session with the architects.
As part of Harvard GSD public lecture series 2017, on September 14, Anton Garcia-Abril will be participating in the symposium “New Materialisms: Histories Make Practice | Practices Make History”, happening at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
"This event brings together historians, critics and practitioners to discuss the complex ways in which architecture is imagined, made and interpreted.
Under the main objective of the potential reciprocities between history and practice, the discussion intends to unravel the effort of contemporary architects to align their work with versions of history."
Ensamble Studio is participating in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, curated by Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee.
This second edition of the biennial will unite different exhibitions and installations under the theme 'Make New History' between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018. In the Cultural Center’s Yates Hall, Ensamble Studio is contributing to the contemporary exploration of the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition, designing one of the 18 new monumental columns that will redefine the space of the hall.
For more information visit the official Chicago Architecture Biennial website: chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
Cyclopean House, one of our recent works, is U.S. Building of the Week!
"Built in a residential neighborhood of Brookline, on top of an existing residual garage structure, it is the result of some highly innovative thinking on lightweight construction and suburban homes' function.
Prefabrication productivity and efficiency are matched with creative design and high quality construction at a reasonable cost."
Ensamble Studio visited 2017 CHART ART FAIR in Copenhagen to support young and newly established architectural practices from the Nordic region.
Debora Mesa was part of the Architecture Competition Jury, together with Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Bjornstjerne Christiansen (Superflex), Simon Frommenwiler (HHF), Claus Andersen (Andersen Contemporary), Klaus Kastbjerg (Union Holding A/S) and Dorte Foss.
Under this year's theme 'THE LIVING CITY', selected participants showed great level of creativity and boldness experimenting with recyclable materials and ingenious technologies to design pavilions that host some of the event's activities.
Check out the projects and teams here: chartartfair.com - CHART SOCIAL
Ensamble Studio is participating in Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival 2017 this week. On July 21 at the International Architecture and Design Conference, DATUM:KL, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa will present the work of the office, under the thematic of the event: POWER is / and / to / with / of / for ARCHITECTURE, "to invigorate and to open discussions towards BETTER ARCHITECTURE, BETTER CITIES!"
On Saturday, June 17, Débora Mesa will participate in the special symposium that’s part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Centennial celebration. The symposium brings together top art historians, artisans, contemporary artists and architects to examine topics related to western American sculpture. Here we will present our recent work Structures of Landscape for Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana, where the boundaries between architecture, art and landscape diffuse. For registration and to see the full program of the event, click on the image above.
Antón García-Abril, Principal of Ensamble Studio, joins the Pritzker Prize recipient, Wang Shu, for a MIT summer workshop in Hangzhou, China; with students from MIT, Southeastern University (SEU) and the Chinese Academy of Art. The workshop is a continuation of the rural workshop developed by Wang Shu and MIT Professor Adele Santos. In the workshop they will design and build two small public buildings on a site adjacent to last year’s village.
During the workshop students will have the opportunity to work intimately with a rural village in China, learn construction techniques through mock-ups with local craftspeople and builders, and design two civic structures that will be selected and built by the local government.
Great news! Antón García-Abril Ruiz has been granted licensure as an American Registered Architect by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through BEFA program by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Structures of Landscape at Tippet Rise Art Center, was selected by the jury to be awarded with Architizer A+ Awards in the category "Concepts-Architecture +Art". The Jury, comprised by leaders who are actively shaping the world we live in, as Sou Fujimoto and Bjarke Ingels, evaluated the projects based on the following criteria: form, function, innovation, intent and reality.
Debora Mesa is a panelist in the ‘Origination Symposium’ organized by the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, College of Design. She will speak on Origination in Design and Collaboration on 11th March and her session will be held in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, 9.20am onwards.
Ensamble Studio is participating in the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017. The second edition of the Biennial will be held from September 16 to January 7, 2018 at the Chicago Cultural Center under the theme ‘Make New History’. We look forward to working with the artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee and the entire Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 team.
The Cooper Union, NYC is hosting in its Foundation Building Ensamble Studio Inside Out during March 6-26. The exhibition proposes an immersion into the processes of conception and materialization of the firm’s works. Within the framework of this event Debora Mesa Molina will give a lecture on March 8, expanding the conceptual and methodological processes presented by the exhibited work.
Back in December 2016, at the Architecture Association of London, Debora Mesa and Anton Garcia-Abril talked in detail about their project "Structures of Landscape for Tippet Rise Art Center" and how it relates to other Ensamble Studio projects.