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Antón García-Abril
Antón García-Abril
[Antón García-Abril Ruiz]
* Madrid, Spain [España], 7 March 1969
nationality: spanish
Ensamble Studio / Materia Inorgánica
www.ensamble.info
administracion@ensamble.info
Ensamble Studio Spain
C/Mazarredo 10
28005  Madrid - Spain [España]
Tel: +34.915.410.848
Ensamble Studio Mexico
C/Motolínea 20
06000  Mexico - Mexico
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
Anton Garcia Abril Ensamble StudioAntón García- Abril, 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.
AWARDS
 
1996
Spanish Academy Research Prize
Roma
BUILDINGS
 
2002 - 2008
SGAE Central Office
Spain [España] » Santiago de Compostela
2005 - 2008
Casa Hemeroscopium
Spain [España] » Las Rozas
1999 - 2003
Centro de Altos Estudios Musicales
Spain [España] » Santiago de Compostela
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Anton Garcia-Abril, "Element: the patio of my house", GA Houses 118, october 2010, pp. 120-121
Anton Garcia-Abril, "Hemeroscopium House, Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain, Anton Garcia-Abril", GA Houses 117, july 2010, pp. 48-59
Antón García-Abril, "Arquitectura de peso. La construcción masiva de un espacio leve", Arquitectura Viva 113, III-IV 2007 [Piedra al limite/Stone at the Edges], pp. 34-37
Antón Garcia Abril, "Fuori dai canoni: armonia e dimensione di un cubo di roccia", Casabella 724, luglio-agosto/july-august 2004, pp. 74-81
 
 
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