Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not History, But the Future

All semester we have focused on the principles of design as they relate to history, to the ideas of great minds of a different time, but this class hardly immerses in the cultivation of 'modern' architecture in the here and now of this generation. So as a close to this semester, I would like to consolidate the works of modern architects who I admire and inspire my work. Most of these architects and designers I have used as precedent studies for studio projects and I hope they will be of inspiration to you all as you continue your work in 2nd year and conceptual ideas become evermore a part of your process.

#1 Zaha Hadid

Hotel Puerta America (1st Level)


#2 Frank Gehry

Dancing House

Fish Dance Restaurant

#3 Rem Koolhas

Villa Bordeaux

Utrech University

#4 Renzo Piano

Lingotto Factory

California Academy of Sciences

#5 Matali Krasset

Cafe Yelo

Hi Hotel

#6 Peter Zumthor

St Benedict Chapel

Thermal Vals Spa

#7 Toyo Ito

Torres Porta Fira

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

#8 Tadao Ando

Contemporary Museum of Art - Forthworth, Texas

#10 Santiago Calatrava

Oriente Station - Lisbon, Portugal

Zurich Law Library

#11 Marcel Wanders

Mondrian South Beach Hotel

Mondrian South Beach Hotel

Villa Moda

Villa Moda

#12 Karim Rashid

Kurve Restaurant

Kit 24 House

#13 Phillipe Starck

Saint Martins Lane Hotel

Sanderson Hotel

These are but a few of the many architects, interior designers, and product designers out there but I selected them because they offer a diverse range of the possibilities in design and the conceptual ideas orbiting around the world.