ENSAMBLE STUDIO

Cities: MADRID
Countries: SPAIN
Antón García-Abril, (Madrid, 1969) is a European PhD Architect and associate professor in the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (E.T.S.A.M.-U.P.M.). He received the Spanish Academy Research Prize in Rome in 1996. In 2000 he establishes ENSAMBLE STUDIO leading a team in search for architectural application of conceptual and structural experimentation. He has been invited professor at the M.I.T. in 2011, the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University in 2010 and Cornell University in 2008 among other universities in America and Europe. His practice 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 exposed structures that explore the essence of materials to create space. The Music Studies Center and the SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela, the Martemar House in Malaga, the Hemeroscopium House in Madrid and more recently The Truffle in Costa da Morte (Spain), have been internationally published. In 2009, he founded the Positive City Foundation to research the urban phenomenon.
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