Since TEN Arquitectos was first published in 1998, the firm founded by Enrique Norten has soared to a position of international renown. In addition to important competition-winning proposals--the Visual and Performing Arts Library in Brooklyn and the Guggenheim Guadalajara, among others--Norten and his firm have a rich variety of projects on the drawings boards: Harlem Park, a thirty-four-story mixed-use project in Upper Manhattan; a renovation of Mexico City's Chopo Museum, the gallery of the national university; the Busan Cinema Complex in Korea; the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity in Guanajuato; and hotels and residential buildings in New York, West Hollywood, and Prague. Conceived to represent the current state of the practice, Working shows twenty unbuilt and in-progress projects with an emphasis on the design process. Sketches give way to study models and then to polished renderings; at each stage in the development of a design, numerous iterations show various directions and investigations. The collection of projects is a timely record of the works by this notable firm.
About the Author
Enrique Norten founded TEN (Taller de Enrique Norten) Arquitectos in Mexico City in 1986; in 2003, the firm opened an office in New York. Norten is currently the Ella Warren Shafer Miller Practice Professor in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and has lecturedd and taught at universities in the United States and Mexico. He is the recipient of the first Mies van der Rohe Award for Latin American Architecture, and his work is the subject of TEN Arquitectos, published in two editions in 1998 and 2002.
Deyan Sudjic is the director of London's Design Museum and the author, most recently, of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World. He is the former architecture critic of the Observer (London).