TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten: Lines of Investigation / Líneas de Investigación
Enrique Norten is often hailed as Mexico's most dynamic architect, but, with several new buildings in the United States, he might more properly be called one of the Americas' most exciting architects. Celebrating thirty years of practice, this bilingual survey of recent projects includes BAM Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, the Rutgers University master plan, Amparo Museum, Centro University, Universidad Panamericano, and a dozen others. With offices in Mexico and New York, TEN Arquitectos mines the forces—migration, trade, economic and information networks—shaping our cities, creating bold forms that mark skylines and activate streets from Mexico City to Brooklyn. This book explores the firm's evolution as an international practice and the three "lines of investigation" that propel its work—architecture as public space, infrastructure, and territory. Contributors include a who's who of Mexican and American design thinkers: curator and educator Barry Bergdoll; architect Elizabeth Diller; architect and editor Alejandro Hernández Gálvez; architectural historian Xavier Guzmán Urbiola; historian, essayist, and publisher Enrique Krauze; and architect Thom Mayne.
Praise for TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten: Lines of Investigation / Líneas de Investigación
"Enrique Norton's clean-machine aesthetic is shown by photos of built and unbuilt cultural facilities in Mexico and the U.S. executed in the last decade or so. A conversation between Norten, Whom Mayne, and Liz diller on design matters is supplemented with an essay by Barry Bergdoll about the influence of Mexico City and New York on Norten's work."
- Architectural Record
"Marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of [Enrique Norton's] practice, this painstakingly edited bilingual (Spanish/English) monograph where images and texts come together with ease and grace presents Norten's architecture through a selection of 18 dissimilar works united in their attention to form and place, and essays by the likes of Barry Bergdoll, Elizabeth Diller, Enrique Krauze, Thom Mayne, and more."
- ArquitecturaViva (Spain)