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Structures of Landscape / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

Structures of Landscape / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

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  • Construction Master:Javier Cuesta
  • Project Director:Ricardo Sanz
  • Project Team:Massimo Loia, Borja Soriano, Simone Cavallo.
  • Architect In Charge:Antón García-Abril, Debora Mesa
  • City:Fishtail
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Beartooth Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Beartooth Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
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Inverted Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the edge of Yellowstone Park in Montana, Tippet Rise Art Center -with an extension over eleven thousand acres of wilderness- is born as a new destination for the arts, in which music performances and large-scale outdoor sculptures play a major role.

Domo. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Domo. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Beartooth Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Beartooth Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO

How the current local fauna and ranching activity can coexist with the added artistic and architectural interventions is a challenge that the project needs to embrace.

Domo. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Domo. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO

This challenge has fueled the research that started with our early experiences in the quarry and continued with experiments like The Truffle, advancing the knowledge and appreciation of what preexisting natural conditions can bring to us, as architects and as users of architecture.

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Model Studies Perspectives

Once again we go back to primary elements to configure site-specific architectures in harmony with nature. Working with earth, with rocks, and learning from their formation logic, different techniques and processes are developed to manipulate the structural, acoustical and thermal properties of these local materials at different scales; and geological transformation processes –sedimentation, erosion, weathering, crystallization, compaction, metamorphism- reinterpreted to cultivate structures made of landscape, from landscape.

Structures that stir existing matter and reinforce it, using highly engineered processes while welcoming unpredictable results.

Beartooth Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Beartooth Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO

The forms obtained have been twinned with those taken from the land that previously contained and supported them when in state of rest, from which they retain memory and imprint and to which they introduce new meaning and tension. They are structures of landscape because they are born from it and give it order, transforming matter into inhabitable space and unfolding a new constellation of programs among the plateaus, ridges, canyons and hills of brutal beauty that compose the site.

Inverted Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Inverted Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Domo. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Domo. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO

Structures of Landscape enable habitation without exploitation, and intimate relationships with the environment. They resonate with the immensity, the roughness, the silence and the magic loneliness of the place amplifying its values, and situate our actions in an ambiguous position between nature, architecture and art; they can be one and all, or a completely different category that only makes sense where it was born.

Inverted Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO
Inverted Portal. Image Courtesy of ENSAMBLE STUDIO

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Address:Fishtail, MT, United States

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Cite: "Structures of Landscape / ENSAMBLE STUDIO" 06 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/790814/structures-of-landscape-ensamble-studio> ISSN 0719-8884
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