Ensamble Studio has donated their La Florida House Model. Describing the inspiration behind this unique work, partner Débora Mesa writes: “The face of the earth looks at life against the backdrop of the sky, and on it rests everything that the air carries. Matter and energy that flow with gravity. And that sediment and react with earth to rise again in a garden. La Florida House recognizes in the garden these forces and the energies that trap them, and collects them to frame life. Freed from gravity, the face of the earth exfoliates in leaves that fall between the trees, sheltering spaces, opening to clearings in this symbolic forest.”

 

She continues: “To aspire to nature, one must know it and renounce it to tame it. The architecture of this house concentrates these actions in a decisively human materiality, the result of circumstances that the architecture offers. By changing the line for the stroke, the plane for the surface, and the material for the texture, architecture becomes more human. By changing room for area, time fluctuates as part of the space of the house. This way harmony arises, as a culmination of aesthetic beauty in balance with nature.”

 

Ensamble Studio is a cross-functional team founded in 2000, led by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. Balancing imagination and reality, art and science, their work innovates typologies, technologies, and methodologies to address issues as diverse as the construction of the landscape or the prefabrication of a house.

 

Currently, through their startup WoHo, they are invested in increasing the quality of architecture while making it more affordable by integrating offsite technologies. Antón and Débora are committed to sharing ideas and cultivating synergies between professional and academic worlds through teaching, lecturing, and researching: she is Ventulett Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Tech and he is a Professor at MIT, where they co-founded the POPlab –​Prototypes of Prefabrication Laboratory​– in 2012.


DESIGNER/

Ensamble Studio

DATE/

2020

MATERIALS/

Paper

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30 x 22 x 15 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

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Ensamble Studio Architects for Beirut: La Florida House Model; Unique $600>

Ensamble Studio has donated their La Florida House Model. Describing the inspiration behind this unique work, partner Débora Mesa writes: “The face of the earth looks at life against the backdrop of the sky, and on it rests everything that the air carries. Matter and energy that flow with gravity. And that sediment and react with earth to rise again in a garden. La Florida House recognizes in the garden these forces and the energies that trap them, and collects them to frame life. Freed from gravity, the face of the earth exfoliates in leaves that fall between the trees, sheltering spaces, opening to clearings in this symbolic forest.”

 

She continues: “To aspire to nature, one must know it and renounce it to tame it. The architecture of this house concentrates these actions in a decisively human materiality, the result of circumstances that the architecture offers. By changing the line for the stroke, the plane for the surface, and the material for the texture, architecture becomes more human. By changing room for area, time fluctuates as part of the space of the house. This way harmony arises, as a culmination of aesthetic beauty in balance with nature.”

 

Ensamble Studio is a cross-functional team founded in 2000, led by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. Balancing imagination and reality, art and science, their work innovates typologies, technologies, and methodologies to address issues as diverse as the construction of the landscape or the prefabrication of a house.

 

Currently, through their startup WoHo, they are invested in increasing the quality of architecture while making it more affordable by integrating offsite technologies. Antón and Débora are committed to sharing ideas and cultivating synergies between professional and academic worlds through teaching, lecturing, and researching: she is Ventulett Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Tech and he is a Professor at MIT, where they co-founded the POPlab –​Prototypes of Prefabrication Laboratory​– in 2012.


DESIGNER/

Ensamble Studio

DATE/

2020

MATERIALS/

Paper

DIMENSIONS/

30 x 22 x 15 cm

STYLE/

Contemporary

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