Profile of Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, headquartered in Spain. Nine projects submitted by Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz have worked together since 1999 on various projects, first in Ábalos&Herreros and since 2006 in Ábalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos. Widely published, their work has received various international prizes and has been shown in many exhibitions, both individual (Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, 2008; Università Roma Tre, Rome, 2009; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2010) and group (Ecological urbanism, GSD, Harvard University, 2009; Laboratorio Gran Vía, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2010; Proyecto Tierra, Alhóndiga, Bilbao 2010).
Iñaki Ábalos (San Sebastián, 1956) graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM), before going on to become a Doctor of Architecture and Professor of Architectural Project Design at he ETSAM. In 2009 he was Kenzo Tange Professor in Harvard University and since 2010 has been a guest professor at the Graduate School of Design (GSD). A founder member of Ábalos&Herreros (1984-2006) and of Ábalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos, he has sat on the scientific committee of the Study Center of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal (since 2005) and on the management board of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture (since 2008). He is the director of the Laboratorio de Técnicas y Paisajes Contemporáneos (Madrid, since 2002), and in 2009 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded him its international membership. He has taught at the Architectural Association (London), the EPF (Lausanne) and at the universities of Columbia, Princeton and Cornell.
Ábalos is the author of Le Corbusier. Rascacielos (Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 1988), Tower and office (The MIT Press, Cambridge [Mass.], 2003) and Natural-artificial (ExitLMI, Madrid, 1999), with Juan Herreros; and The good life (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2000), the two volumes of Atlas pintoresco (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2005 and 2007), and the monograph Alejandro de la Sota (Fundación Caja de Arquitectos, Barcelona, 2009; with Josep Llinàs and Moisés Puente). He also edited Naturaleza y artificio (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona,2009).
Renata Sentkiewicz (Kolo, 1972) graduated as an architect from Cracow Polytechnic. Since 2007 she has been Associate Professor of Architectural Project Design at the ETSAM and of the Laboratorio de Técnicas y Paisajes Contemporáneos (since 2002).
In 1999 she began working as an assistant at Ábalos&Herreros and in 2001 was made an associate. She is a founder member of Ábalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos and a member of the Zero Energy Alliance (since 2009).
She has given workshops and seminars in architecture and landscape in different international centres, principally the Berlage Institute, the IUAV in Venice, the Festarch Cerdeña, the EURAU, the COAC, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and the CEU.
She is the editor of Cuatro observatorios de la energía (COA Canarias, Santa Cruz de La Palma, 2007).