The forthcoming book Masterclass: Architecture is the next title in our series that showcases master’s degree courses from some of the world’s leading graduate schools – here we share some graduate architecture projects that caught our eye.

Urban spaces have been designed that imbue otherwordly feelings, etherial qualities and theatrical sensibilities. The students whose work is featured here include:

Hyeri Lee (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
Exploring the realisation of a human-centred city by exploiting the vocabulary of theatrical play. Cities have developed through the ideology of linear progression, and cities were ‘planned’ accordingly.

Valentina Balitskaya (Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Germany)
The architectural concept is based on the idea of a grid that changes its appearance just like the sea during different tides. 

Simon Banakar and Jakob Otto (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
This project is intended, through various urban planning concepts, to reinforce and enunciate encountered spatial situations and emotions.

Takumi Muraoka (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
This is a settlement for an immigrant small-scale community which emphasises that as long as people feel attachment to the settlement, architecture should be there to serve as a structural support.

Aaron Hendershott (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)
This design examines the role of the architectural surface as a means to enrich experience through interaction, introducing the notion of wearable space.

Jens Lehmann (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
In times of rapidly growing population and with an importance of feeding humanity, the idea developed to design a landscape on which visitors can cultivate the land by themselves.

Ilyas Sadybekov (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
Based upon the hypothesis that social housing in China is an integral component of the urban structure, this project serves as an expression of positive continuity, a facilitator of existing and new social relations, and an identity giver.

We often feature student work on the website – previously we featured the work of Joakim Hoen from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design that also appears in this book (see here), and soon we will also feature projects from the forthcoming books Masterclass: Fashion & Textiles and Masterclass: Graphic Design. These three titles will be released next month. The first book in the series Masterclass: Product Design is available here.

Images courtesy of their respective graduate schools.