Irving, Michael (2023-09). Architecture for Art. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • Much of Donald Judd's life was spent making pieces of art for existing works of architecture. Towards the end of his life, Judd started to explore the idea of space designed for art, rather than, art designed for the space. He planned to make ten concrete domed structures that were centered on 12 equally spaced squares. Each structure varied in height and width based on the object that was to be housed. However, due to his untimely death and structural instability, Judd's idea of space designed for art was never realized. All that is left of this project are two unfinished concrete domes that sit in an open field in Marfa, Texas. This idea of architecture for art is the driver for this project by building off the ideologies of Donald Judd and his critiques of museums for the sake of museums.

publication date

  • December 2022