Fall 2018 Student Lecture Series: Antón Garcia-Abril


Cyclopean House

Cyclopean House; image credit: Antón García-Abril

  • 10/24/2018

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Alumni, Students, Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for On/Off, a public lecture by Antón García-Abril, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.

Architects: earn 1 HSW by attending this lecture!

About Antón García-Abril and Ensamble Studio

Antón García-AbrilEnsamble Studio is a cross-functional team founded in 2000 and led by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa. Balancing education, research and practice, the office explores innovative approaches to architectural and urban spaces, and the technologies that build them. Among the studio's most significant completed works are Hemeroscopium House and Reader's House in Madrid (Spain), Music Studies Center and SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), The Truffle in Costa da Morte (Spain), Telcel Theater in Mexico City and, more recently, Cyclopean House in Brookline (USA) and Structures of Landscape for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana (USA). Their work is extensively published in both print and digital media and it has been exhibited worldwide including in the Orleans Frac Centre Biennial 2017, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 and 2010, GA International Exhibitions 2016-2010 in Tokyo, MOMA NY 2015, MAK Vienna 2015, M.I.T. 2015, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2013 in Shenzhen. Ensamble studio has earned international prizes - 2017 Architizer A+ Award, 2016 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, Iakov Chernikhov Prize 2012, Rice Design Alliance Prize 2009 to emerging architects, Architectural Record Design Vanguard Prize 2005, among others. Beside their professional careers, both principals keep an active research and academic agenda, have been invited professors and lecturers at numerous universities and architecture forums, were curators of Spainlab -Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012- and founded that same year the POPlab (Prototypes of Prefabrication Research Laboratory) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), that they continue to direct.

Antón García-Abril, (Madrid, 1969) is an architect and a full-professor at the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He is currently developing a second doctoral thesis about "Stressed Mass" at the School of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Barcelona.