Suggested Projects

The following projects are suggestions for student case study presentations and papers. This is only a recommended list, and is not complete or final. Students are encouraged to research additional projects based on their case study thesis and format.

Mineral

Ningbo Historical Museum, Amateur Architecture Studio

Precedents

Church of Christ the Worker in Atlántida, Eladio Dieste
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Gordon Bunshaft / SOM
Therme Vals, Peter Zumthor

Contemporary

Ningbo Historical Museum, Amateur Architecture Studio
Marble Curtain, Studio Gang
St. Puis Church, Franz Füeg
Aomori Museum of Art, Jun Aoki
Dominus Winery, Herzog & de Meuron
Chokkura Plaza & Shelter, Kengo Kuma

Concrete

Zaragoza Bridge, Zaha Hadid Architects

Precedents

Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Le Corbusier
Kimbell Art Museum, Louis Kahn
Church of Light, Tadao Ando

Contemporary

RATP Bus Center, Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec Architectes
Zaragoza Bridge, Zaha Hadid Architects
0-14 Tower, Reiser + Umemoto
Celosia, MVRDV with Blanca Lleó
D Jewelry, Vaillo + Irigaray
Holy Rosary Church Complex, Trahan Architects

Wood

Final Wooden House, Sou Fujimoto

Precedents

1939 Finnish Pavilion, Alvar Aalto
Jacobs House, Frank Lloyd Wright
Thorncrown Chapel, Fay Jones

Contemporary

Final Wooden House, Sou Fujimoto
Relaxation Park in Torrevieja, Toyo Ito
Stadthaus London, Waugh Thistleton
Forest of Net, Tezuka Architects
Salburúa Nature Interpretation Centre, QVE Arquitectosproject 5
Viewing Tower, ateliereenarchitecten

Metal

Za Koenji Public Theater, Toyo Ito

Precedents

The Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe
Centre Pompidou, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry

Contemporary

Ar de Rio Bar Esplanade, Guedes + DeCampos
Za Koenji Public Theatre, Toyo Ito
Coven Store, Marcelo Alvarenga
Quingpu Pedestrian Bridge, CA-DESIGN
Veranda Car Park, Paul de Ruiter
Matsunoyama Natural Science Museum, Tezuka Architects

Glass

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Steven Holl

Precedents

The Crystal Palace, Joseph Paxton
Glass House, Philip Johnson
Maison de Verre, Pierre Chareau

Contemporary

The Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art, SANAA
House Q, Vaillo + Irigaray
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Steven Holl
Louis Vuitton Roppongi, Jun Aoki
K:fem Department Store, Wingardh
TKTS Booth, Perkins Eastman

Plastic

Armani Fifth Avenue, Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Precedents

Monsanto House of the Future, Albert Dietz
Wonder House, Eliot Noyes
Plastic House, Kengo Kuma

Contemporary

Windshape, nArchitects
Beijing National Aquatics Center, PTW
Seed Cathedral, Heatherwick Studio
Armani Fifth Avenue, Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas
L House, moomoo Architects
Kunsthülle LPL, OSA

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