H ARQUITECTES, “Where the Invisible Becomes Visible”

Image of the wall of a building, with two windows and rocks embedded in the wall.

The GSD’s Spring 2021 Public Programs are all virtual and require registration.

Scroll down to find complete registration instructions and additional information about accessing the GSD’s programs.

Event Description

We are convinced that interactions with natural phenomena, in addition to optimizing resources, deeply link architecture to its surroundings.

These interactions give a real and intense meaning to the spaces, awakening the most emotional dimension of architecture, transforming inert matter into something alive. Every time architecture makes these natural phenomena evident and “the invisible” appears, the link with the natural environment is established again, providing life to the building and turning the experience into something transcendent, sensitive and deeply connected to its cycles and biorhythms.

This event is supported by the Margaret McCurry Lectureship Fund.

Audience members are eligible for 1.5 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units after attending this event. Please visit the AIA website for more information.

Screenshot from a virtual event. Roger Tudó Galí appears in a small square on the right and wears a black shirt and glasses. A larger rectangle contains his PowerPoint presentation, which shows a house from the outside, with large windows and a tree overhead. Roger and the PowerPoint are surrounded by a green background.

Screenshot from a virtual event. Mark Lee and Roger Tudó Galí appear in two rectangles side-by-side. They are surrounded by a green background.


H ARQUITECTES is an architecture studio founded in 2000 by David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros and Roger Tudó. They combine their professional activity teaching in the ETSAV-UPC, ETSAB-UPC and Harvard GSD.

Their works have received several national and international awards, including the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention 2019; shortlisted EU Mies Van der Rohe Award 2019, 2017; MAPEI sustainable building 2017; Brick Award 2016; Ugo Rivolta 2015; Public Prize FAD 2015; Shortlisted FAD Award in 2015, 2012, 2009; Fritz Höger Preis 2014; Sacyr Award 2012; Hise Award 2012; Enor Award 2011; SAIE Award 2011.

How to Join

Register to attend the lecture here. Once you have registered, you will be provided with a link to join the lecture via Zoom. This link will also be emailed to you.

The event will also be live streamed to the GSD’s YouTube page. Only viewers who are attending the lecture via Zoom will be able to submit questions for the Q+A. If you would like to submit questions for the speakers in advance of the event, please click here.

Live captioning will be provided during this event. A transcript will be available roughly two weeks after the event, upon request.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].