This book documents two realized buildings and two competition entries for contemporary art museums. All four projects continue a line of design research that began with the publication of Field Conditions in 1996. All of the projects
published here work with strategies of serial aggregation, part to whole relationships, and a geometric language that recalls
a crystalline geological form. The projects are documented in detail through drawings, diagrams, photographs, and study models. The projects are augmented with new writings by Stan Allen concerning the original ideas in Field Conditions as well as commentary on and critiques of the work.
About the Authors:
Stan Allen is an architect working in New York and George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. From 2002 to 2012 he was Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton.
Michael Cadwell is Walter H. Kidd Professor and Director of the Knowlton School of Architecture. He is a founding principal of Cadwell and Murphy Architects in Columbus, Ohio and is the author of Strange Details (2007) and Small Buildings (1996).
Preston Scott Cohen is the Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he served as Chair of the Department of Architecture from 2008 — 2014.