Chad Schwartz

Research + Teaching Anthology

This site is dedicated to disseminating my research, architectural investigations, and the ways in which my approach to architecture influences my approach to teaching. Enjoy!

Please pardon my mess as I am currently in the process of renovating the site and its contents. Hopefully, I will be able to have everything pieced back together soon.


IAT | Chapel of Reconciliation | reitermann/sassenroth architekten

The play of contrasting materiality and permeability also create a space that differs from its traditional counterparts. The ambulatory can be seen as a “substitute for the arcaded or colonnaded side aisles of a conventional church. Yet unlike side aisles, it yields nothing of the interior of the nave or sanctuary for the visitor…”1 The… Continue reading IAT | Chapel of Reconciliation | reitermann/sassenroth architekten

IAT | Chapel del Retiro | Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

In the Chapel del Retiro, the typically stereotomic mass of the building is vaulted into the air on foundation blocks. Mass is dematerialized and disconnected. The floating concrete walls create an unsettled perception of how the structure is supported. Undurraga exaggerated the effect by extending the concrete walls beyond their supports, creating a cantilever condition… Continue reading IAT | Chapel del Retiro | Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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