Each book begins with this statement: This is one in a series of books, each of which tells the story of a single building. It is our hope that as these books accumulate alongside our body of work, they, in their aggregate, will form a profile of our design intentions. Acting as a ‘profile’ of a building as well as contributing to the ‘profile’ of Ennead Architects, each book employs initial program studies, schematic sketches, early two- and three-dimensional study models, construction shots, final photography, and a personal statement by the designer to present an intimate, insider’s view of the creative process. A supplementary piece written by a critic, historian, or client, or a ‘found’ text that relates to the designer’s aspirations or building’s program, site, function is typically included. The photographic narrative combines the precision and technical virtuosity of classic architectural photography with more lyrical and personal interpretations of the building, its context, and the people who use it.
Ennead 7 includes four projects:
Weill Greenberg Center and Belfer Research Building, Weill Cornell Medicine; The Zucker Hillside Hospital Inpatient Care Center; and Stanford University Bing Concert Hall