June 4, 2013
Ensamble Studio’s Hemeroscopium House, in Madrid; photo: Roland Halbe
Architects love structure—and with good reason. In a profession that frequently blurs the lines between artistic disciplines, structure is one of the few things that architects can uniquely call their own. From Mies van der Rohe to Félix Candela, many masters have made their affinity for engineering central to their architectural style. And though we still celebrate their work, these architects weren’t the only ones who loved their steel I-Beams and concrete arches. That’s why we wanted to take a look at some recent projects that showcase architects and firms who aren’t afraid to shape space with structure. See our 9 picks below!