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Architecture: 48:105 Foundation II: Building Study Research Guide

Fundamentals for Everyone


Follow these tips:

  • Know what you are looking for.
    Many architects, buildings, and locations are known by multiple names. Notice and search on name variations. Be sure to spell the search terms correctly in the most-appropriate language(s).

     
  • Choose distinctive search terms.
    Search using the most distinctive terms. Leave out common words like <house>. Search on part of the name of the architect and part of the name of a building. Then try other word combinations.


    > See some alternate architect/project names below.

     

Search the free Web:

  • You can find information about many architects and buildings online in architects' firm web sites, architecture blogs, etc. But many web sites are promotional and limited in scope. You should also investigate books and articles for in-depth information, critical analysis, and the best drawings.

    > Look for substantive information from credible sources. Do not settle for random images or images found only on Pinterest.



Search for books and articles:

  • CMU Libraries: Everything and Books & More
    Use the library's <Everything> and <Books & More> searches to find books and articles. After a search, usse the left column to target your results. Note that only a few buildings have entire books written about them, but a building may be part of a book about its architect or about another broader topic. Look for electronic or print access to books and articles. Articles often provide the best information about buildings and the best drawings and other images.

> Locate books in Hunt Library in the STACKS-4, OVRSZQ-4, and FOLIOS-4 sections. Book sets located in FA-REF-4 are listed below.



Search for articles in architecture databases:

  • Art & Architecture Source and Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals in EBSCOhost
    Select the <Art & Architecture Source> and <Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals> boxes. Click CONTINUE to search both databases at one time. Use these databases to identify articles that have been published in architecture journals. Use the Serials Solutions 360 Link button to determine if Carnegie Mellon has access to electronic or print versions of an article. Articles often provide the best information about buildings and the best drawings and other images.

    > Useful journals for this project include: 2G; A+U [A & U] Architecture and Urbanism; [El] Croquis; GA Houses; Casabella; Domus; Detail; Plan: Architecture & Technologies in Detail; Abitare; and Architectural Record.

Projects and Selected Resources


Group 1

Courtyards: Horizontal sandwiches of space
 

Steven Holl, Daeyang Gallery and House


Mies Van der Rohe, Courtyard Houses

  • [FA-REF-4] The Mies Van der Rohe Archive. New York: Garland Pub., 1986. Vol. 4.



Alberto Campo Baeza, house of the infinite. [VT house; casa dell’/del Infinito]

  • Ojeda, Oscar Riera et al.  The House of the Infinite: Alberto Campo Baeza. Hong Kong: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2017. [see Martin]


Rudolph Schindler, Schindler House [Schindler Chace House; Kings Road House]

  • Historic American Buildings Survey: Rudolph M. Schindler House, 833 North Kings Road, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA [see Martin]
  • R.M. Schindler, Arquitecto. Madrid: MOPU Arquitectura, 1984. [see Martin]


Valerio Olgiati, Villa Além


Le Corbuseir, la petite maison [Villa Le Lac; House for his mother]

  • [FA-REF-4] The Le Corbusier Archive. New York: Garland, 1982-1984. Vol. 2.
  • [FA-REF-4 and online] Le Corbusier. Œuvre complète, 1910-1929. Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser, 2006; 2013. 
  • Le Corbusier 1887-1965: 40 Wohnhäuser, Bauten und Projekte von Le Corbusier, Studienarbeiten an der Technischen Universität München = 40 houses, buildings and projects by Le Corbusier, scale models from the Technological University in Munich. Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, 1997. [see Martin]



OMA [Rem Koolhaas], Maison à Bordeaux


Smiljan Radic, Casas Pareadas [Touching houses; duplex house]


Alberto Campo Baeza, Guerrero House [Casa Guerrero]


Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Butantã Residence[s] [Casa Butanta; Paulo Mendes da Rocha e Luiz Gonzaga Cruz Secco houses]

  • Otondo, Catherine et al. Paulo Mendes da Rocha : Casa Butantã. 2016. [see Martin]
  • Paulo Mendes da Rocha / Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Luis Fernández-Galiano, 2013. [see Martin]


Eduardo Souto de Moura, Courtyard Houses, Matosinhos [Patio houses]


Tham & Videgard Arkitekter, Atrium House

 

Group 2

Towers: Vertical sandwiches of space
 

Alberto Campo Baeza, Raumplan house [Cala House]


Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Cien House [Casa Cien]


Le Corbusier, Villa Baizeau (first scheme, 1928)

  • [FA-REF-4] Le Corbusier Archive. New York: Garland, 1982-1984. Vol. 5
  • [FA-REF-4 and online] Le Corbusier. Œuvre complète, 1910-1929. Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser, 2006; 2013.
  • Le Corbusier 1887-1965: 40 Wohnhäuser, Bauten und Projekte von Le Corbusier, Studienarbeiten an der Technischen Universität München = 40 houses, buildings and projects by Le Corbusier, scale models from the Technological University in Munich. Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, 1997. [see Martin]


David Adjaye, Sunken House


Aires Mateus, House in Ajuda


Kazuyo Sejima [SANAA], House in a Plum Grove


Steven Holl, Nail Collectors House


Tadao Ando 4x4 house


Bolles Wilson, Suzuki house


Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Poli House [Casa Poli]


Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Rivo House [Casa Rivo]

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