The new issue of a+t SOLID series, coedited by Iñaki Ábalos: Organization or Design? has been published.

Iñaki Ábalos is Director of the Editorial Committee of SOLID, the new series published by  A+T magazine and edited in collaboration with Harvard GSD Department of Architecture. The series is a selection of shared knowledge from the 3 symposiums directed by Iñaki Ábalos in the academic year 2014-2015 under the same title: “All that is Solid”.

 

This second issue of the  SOLID series, represents together with the first volume, Design Techniques, two approaches to the same question: how is the architectural project constructed? We act upon organizations that are social assemblies, sequences in time, or spatial networks. At the same time, organizations act upon us architects. Questioning organization leads us to question how architects are operating today. Is design reducible to organization – or organization to design?