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大地の建築 アンサンブル・スタジオ
 
ARCHITECTURE OF THE EARTH ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Published: June 2021
ISBN=978-4-88706-390-7
Unit price: 3,300JPY (tax included)


190x250mm (B5 modified), 202pages, Japanese/English
Description of contents
Ensamble Studio, led by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa, is a cross-functional team based in Spain and the United States that works across research, design, and construction to create innovative architecture by conducting experiments with their own hands and developing construction methods.
They propose ways to build architecture and cities that respond to the needs of our times by integrating design and modern technology from global perspectives with the aim of improving the quality of human life. Their diverse undertakings range from landscape construction to prefabrication of houses.
This book features eleven projects under the theme of "Architecture of the Earth," including their representative works "SGAE Headquarters" and "Structures of Landscape."
The experiments and construction processes are documented through photographs, drawings, and texts, and their dynamic architecture is introduced through beautiful photographs. Ryue Nishizawa's contribution is definitely a must-read.
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Profile
Ensamble Studio
Ensamble Studio is a cross-functional team founded in 2000 and led by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. Balancing research and practice, their work innovates typologies, technologies and methodologies to address issues as diverse as the construction of the landscape or the prefabrication of the house. From their early works to their most recent every project makes space for hands-on experimentation aiming to advance their field and the role of the architect in society. In their work, art, science, construction and development, join forces with design seeking how to best translate ideas into matter.
García-Abril is Professor of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA), and Mesa is Ventulett Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Tech (GA, USA). Their most representative works include Structures of Landscape (for Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana, USA, 2016), Ca'n Terra (Menorca, Spain, 2018-) among others. They have won numerous awards including the 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award.

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Contents
Architecture of the Earth  Anton Garcia-Abril & Debora Mesa

MUSICA LSTUDIES CENTER
SGAEHE ADQUARTERS
THE TRUFFLE
STRUCTURES OF LANDSCAPE
  • BEARTOOTH PORTAL
  • INVERTED PORTAL
  • DOMO
  • TABULA
  • BALDACCH INO
  • FIRST STONE
  • FONTANA
  • PONTE
  • MIDNIGHT ROSTRA
  • AKADEMIA
RETICULA
TOWERS OF LANDSCAPE
  • EXCAVATED TOWER
  • LAYERED TOWER
  • 3D GRID TOWER
  • MELTED TOWER
PETRIFIED RIVER
CULTIVATED STONES
DESERT ROCKS
THE TENT
CA’N TERRA

The Architecture of Ensamble Studio  Ryue Nishizawa, Architect

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