*21세기 고인돌 ensamble studio erects structures of landscape at montana's tippet rise art center

대지를 프린팅한다. 대지에 새겨진 시간을 복사, 기념비적인 설치물을 세운다.

on an 11,500-acre cattle ranch at the north edge of yellowstone park in fishtail, montana, tippet rise art center forms a major new destination for music and contemporary sculpture. set to open in june 2016, tippet rise has curated a collection of large-scale sculptural installations by some of the world’s foremost artists and designers. many of these spatial experiences are site-specific to the montana landscape, responding to the environment by blending the boundaries of art, nature and architecture.




project: structures of landscape
location: fishtail, montana, USA
design years: 2015­- 2016
construction: 2016
author of the project: ensamble studio
principals: antón garcía­abril & debora mesa
project team: javier cuesta (construction master), ricardo sanz (project director), artemio fochs (photography director), massimo loia, borja soriano, walter cuccuru, giorgia pisano, simone cavallo.
structural engineer: jesús huerga ; beaudette consulting engineers general contractor: osm
collaborator companies: davis and sons; cmg; mountain west steel program: art center
structural system: reinforced concrete
major material: concrete

for tippet rise, madrid/boston-based ensamble studio, led by partners antón garcía-abril and débora mesa, has realized the project ‘structures of landscape’. embracing the challenge of creating harmony between an architectural intervention and the local landscape, the team was drawn to earthen materials and preexisting natural conditions in the project’s conception. the studio looked towards geological transformation processes — like sedimentation, erosion, weathering, crystallization, compaction, and metamorphism — as methods to reinterpret the topography.

using these organic origins as an aesthetic and architectural catalyst, ensamble studio has erected a series of monumental structures cast from the terrain. equal parts shelter, sculpture and landscape, the structures emerge from the earth on a monumental scale, their primitive quality, rawness and geological expression inducing a compelling exchange with the natural surroundings.

born from the landscape itself, the objects retain the memory and imprint of natural structures from which they have been cast. built using highly engineered processes, while welcoming unpredictable results, the project transforms matter into inhabitable space and unfolds a new constellation of programs among the plateaus, ridges, canyons and hills that compose the site.

‘structures of landscape enable habitation without exploitation, and intimate relationships with the environment,’ explain antón garcía-abril and débora mesa‘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.’

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