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Alejandro Beals

MPhil work

Blurring Boundaries: Strategies for the Creation of Ambiguity in Architecture

Supervisors: Nigel Coates and Roberto Bottazzi


  • AB Portrait
  • MPhil


    School of Architecture


    Architecture Research, 2010–2014

  • Alejandro is an architect and researcher. He received his MPhil from the RCA, researching blurriness and ambiguity in architecture under the supervision of professors Nigel Coates and Roberto Bottazzi (2010-13). He is a founding partner and director of the architecture studio Beals–Lyon Architects, an independent practice whose more recent work includes private commissions, the winning installation for the Chilean version of the YAP 2012/2013 (MoMA – PS1 Young Architects Programme) and winning proposals for public buildings, such as the new National Congress Library in Santiago.

  • Degrees

  • Architecture, Universidad Católica de Chile, 2001
  • Experience

  • Director architect, Beals-Lyon Architects, Santiago, 2006-13
  • Exhibitions

  • Atlas of the Unbuilt World, London Festival of Architecture - British Council, London, 2012; The Garden of Forking Paths, MoMA, New York, 2012; The Garden of Forking Paths, MAXXI, Rome, 2012