Atelier Albert Oehlen / Abalos + Sentkiewicz + Enguita&Lasso de la Vega

© José Hevia

Architects: Abalos + Sentkiewicz, Enguita&Lasso de la Vega
Location: Bühlerstrasse, , Switzerland
Year: 2009
Photographs: José Hevia

Harvard GSD To Host Exhibition Exploring ‘Dualisms’ In Architecture

© Justin Knight

A new at the Harvard Graduate School of Design by Iñaki Ábalos and  (Ábalos+Sentkiewicz) will explore Dualisms in architecture: the notion that most historic architecture takes its “composite tension from two theoretically incompatible morphological organisations that correspond to different disciplines or languages.” Suggesting that these organisations can possess elements of “compatibility and incompatibility” simultaneously, the appearance of “a kind of hybrid ‘Frankenstein’s monster’” is characterized by dualism in architecture. For the curators, Dualisms act not only performatively, but also in a creative and composite way. “They are, at once, constraints and formative opportunities.”