On-Site Off-Site, proposes an immersion into the processes of conception and realization of the firm’s works. Topics as diverse as the construction of the landscape or the prefabrication of the house are addressed, revealing how technologies are at times appropriated, at times invented, and at all times creatively utilized at the service of architecture.
Débora Mesa Molina, (Madrid, 1981) is European Licensed Architect and principal of Ensamble Studio, a cross-functional team she leads with her partner Antón García-Abril, based in Madrid and Boston. Balancing imagination and reality, art and science, their work innovates typologies, technologies and methodologies. From their early works -Hemeroscopium House or The Truffle- to their most recent -Ca’n Terra and Ensamble Fabrica-, every project makes space for experimentation aiming to advance their field. Currently, through their startup WoHo, they are developing ways to increase quality and affordability in architecture through the integration of offsite technologies. Debora is 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 since 2018 and previously served as research scientist at MIT where she co-founded the POPlab -Prototypes of Prefabrication- in 2012. Above all, she is a doer, committed to making poetic ideas happen.
The UTSOA Spring 2021 Lecture Series will be presented digitally through Zoom and will be live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel. All lectures will take place at 12:30 PM unless noted otherwise.