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3 x 3: Architecture of Suyama Peterson Deguchi_Shigeru Ban_9780979539572_ORO editionsSKU:9780979539572 Supplier: BASHEER GRAPHIC BOOKS
Author: Shigeru Ban
Format: Hardback | 112 pages
Dimensions: 229 x 330 x 20.32mm | 1,202.02g
Publication: 01 May 2012
In "3 x 3", the recent work of Seattle-based architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi is broken down into a case study of three recently constructed residences. Sharing inherent architectonic characteristics and employing similar design philosophies, these homes are tested on three different kinds of sites and topographies: a remote island getaway, perched high along a rocky bluff affording big views of the archipelago below; a long and narrow site in a historic beach community on Puget Sound; and, a site situated on a golf course fairway, surrounded by homes built in more traditional styles.Founded in 1971, the firm quickly became known for innovative designs that draw from the rich traditions of Japanese and Northwest Contemporary architecture. The hallmark of their internationally published and awarded work is its mastery of scale and proportion, sophisticated detailing and a restrained material palette. SPD brings together the site and the building, the materials and the details to create enduring architecture that reveals elemental truths about nature, people and architecture.
With complete sets of drawings, photographs and text, "3 x 3" documents the Firm's pursuit of timeless and elegant design that established their reputation as one of the leading architecture firms in the Pacific Northwest.