Radical Logic reflects on the work of the architecture office Ensamble Studio. The book documents the first twenty years of the Boston- and Madrid-based office at a key moment in their career. After having designed and built a series of remarkable structures, such as the Hemeroscopium House in Madrid, the SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela, The Truffle in Costa da Morte, and Structures of Landscape for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, their Ca’n Terra House and Ensamble Fabrica projects mark the next phase of the office. Through specially commissioned interviews with the architects, essays, and photographic documentation of their work by photographer James Florio, the book provides unique insight into the ideas that drive the studio, the ambitions behind their key projects, and their ongoing explorations.

The book, edited by Iker Gil and designed by Anna Mort and Rick Valicenti, features contributions by Antonio Basanta, Domenica Bona, Cathy Halstead, Peter Halstead, K. Michael Hays, Sharon Johnston, Christian Kerez, Mark Lee, Rafael Moneo, and Nader Tehrani.

There are three versions of the book available for purchase:

Standard: Includes Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio.

Deluxe: Includes Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio with a slipcase, an 8″ x 10″ signed artist-made print by photographer James Florio, and a signed drawing by Ensamble Studio. There are five different pairs of artist-made prints to select from.

Deluxe edition and limited edition artist-made print by photographer James Florio. There is one copy available for each of the four 16″ x 20″ prints offered.

Radical Logic has been generously supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional support is provided by Chuck Thurow.


Publication: MAS Context
Editor: Iker Gil
Photography: James Florio
Contributors: Antonio Basanta, Domenica Bona, Cathy Halstead, Peter Halstead, K. Michael Hays, Sharon Johnston, Christian Kerez, Mark Lee, Rafael Moneo, and Nader Tehrani.
Design: Anna Mort and Rick Valicenti
Copyediting: Michelle Benoit
Proofreading: Ellen Peixoto
Pages: 328 pages
Size: 9 inches x 11.25 inches
Total Run: 500 copies
Publisher: MAS Context
Printing and Binding: Graphic Arts Studio, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-7367436-0-7
Year: 2021
Status: Published