Profile of Ensamble Studio, headquartered in Mexico. Five projects submitted by Ensamble Studio have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Antón García-Abril, (Madrid, 1969) is a European PhD Architect and associated professor in School of Architecture in Madrid. He received the Spanish Academy Research Prize in Rome in 1996.
In the year 2000 he establishes ENSAMBLE STUDIO leading a team in search for architectural application of conceptual and structural experimentation. He has been invited professor at Cornell University among other universities in America and Europe and writes about architecture in El Cultural magazine from El Mundo newspaper. His office has been awarded with important prizes like The Rice Design Alliance Prize to emerging architects in 2009 or the Architectural Record Design Vanguard Prize in 2005, and has been recently selected by SANAA to participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2010.
There is a constant research work in his projects which are nude structures that explore the essence of materials to create space. The SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela and the Hemeroscopium House in Madrid, and more recently The Truffle in Costa da Morte (Spain), have been internationally published. At the moment, he has just finished the Museum of America in Salamanca; is building the Reader’s House in Madrid’s old Slaughterhouse, the Cervantes Theatre in Mexico D.F.; and is about to start the construction of the Berklee Tower of Music in Valencia.
In 2009, he founded the Positive City Foundation which investigates the urban phenomenon giving practical responses. In fall 2010, Antón García-Abril teaches a design studio at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.