This bilingual monograph celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of TEN Arquitectos, a widely influential, international practice led by its charismatic and award-winning founder Enrique Norten. Seventeen of the firm's recently completed works are generously documented and organized via three lines of investigation: architecture as public space, architecture as infrastructure, and architecture as territory. A prologue by Enrique Norten addresses the firm's work, process, and philosophy. Two dialogues and two essays further the inquiry into the practice and position it in local and international contexts.
Enrique Norten, born in Mexico City in 1954, studied architecture in Iberoamericana University and holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University. In 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City and in 2000 opened a second office in New York City. He has lectured at Yale University, UCLA, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, and Harvard University. Among his many awards are the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture, Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council, Careers 2014 award from the College of Architects of Mexico City, Jose Limon Contemporary Dance National Prize, and 2015 Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence.