Ensamble Studio: Architecture of The Earth

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poster for Ensamble Studio: Architecture of The Earth
[Image: "Structures of Landscape, Inverted Portal (for Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana, USA, 2016)" ©Iwan Baan]

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This is the first Japanese solo exhibition of Ensamble Studio, which has been continuing to explore the possibilities of architecture out of Spain and the US through employing an Earth-scale perspective, powerful forms that resonate with nature, and unique modes of construction.

Ensamble Studio was founded in 2000 in Madrid, Spain, as a cross-functional team led by Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. Valuing the importance of thinking and experimenting with their own hands, the architects go beyond merely designing buildings to devise their own specialized construction methods for realizing novel works of architecture that elude comparison.

In recent years, the studio’s activities have been growing ever more dynamic, and it has also been undertaking projects of enormous scale. In 2016, it unveiled a series of open-air sculptural works titled ‘Structures of Landscape’ at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA. The structures dotting the vast 48-square-kilometer site were literally created using the land as formwork, and though mistakable as prehistoric ruins, they are feats of modern technology made possible through complex structural design and construction processes involving careful mock-up analysis and precise computer modeling.

Ensamble Studio’s terrestrial-scale approach to architecture is what informed the exhibition’s theme, “Architecture of the Earth”. The exhibition spotlights projects that were born out of the architects’ exploration of the relationship between the Earth and architecture and introduces their original research, design, and construction processes through a selection of models and videos.

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Schedule

from June 24, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Closed on July 22, 23, August 9 to 16. By appointment only.

Artist(s)

Ensamble Studio

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Holidays
Note:Closed during the summer, New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.

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Address: 3F Toto Nogizaka bldg., 1-24-3 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Phone: 03-3402-1010 Fax: 03-3423-4085

1 minute walk from exit 3 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line, 6 minute walk from exit 8 at Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo line, 7 minute walk from exit 4a at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya line.

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