Interesting historially grounded (gsd always is) discussion of the mixed use type and the religious and secular monastery type.
Thermodynamics seems to be seated in the performative camp but that is the concept and at its most spiritual is quiet phenomenal.
The notion of monsters might explain what I call the irrational, that mixed uses and seemingly irrational integrations are acceptable results.
Returning to Jacque Herzog’s comment, that capturung especially the non visual senses as objective may be the initially rational underpinning of Abalos’s work. The performative and spiritual are simply progression of thought and experience.