Structures of Landscape

Ensamble Studio
Montana, USA

An art installation designed by Ensamble Studio in Fishtail, Montana, emphasizing the relationship between architecture, art and nature.

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Located on around 5,000 hectares of cattle ranch in Fishtail, Montana, at the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park, the Tippet Rise Art Center is a new destination for art, where music, sculpture, and architecture engage in dialogue with the powerful nature around. This project gives a new impulse to the research that began years ago with The Truffle and the quarry experiences, based on the study of what the natural conditions of the place, prior to any intervention, can offer. In this context, the Structures of Landscape propose a series of specific architectures of the place –they are born from it and rearrange it, transforming matter into inhabitable space–

which unfold in a new constellation of programs between the plateaus, crests, furrows, and canyons of the place, and configure a plan that can be gradually extended. They provide shelter, shade, basic infrastructure, and acoustic performance, echoing in the immensity, in the roughness, and in the silence of the place. These actions are located in an ambiguous place between nature, architecture, and art: they can belong to one category or to all of them at once, or perhaps to a completely different one that only makes sense in the place where it has been created…

Beartooth Portal

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Inverted Portal

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Domo

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