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Architects' Houses_Michael Webb_9780500343401_Thames & Hudson

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Thirty of the worlds leading architects, including Norman Foster, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, talk about the houses they designed for themselves over the past decade. What inspired them, what were the constraints, how did their concepts take shape Michael Webb explores the creative process and traces the influence of architects houses over the past two hundred years, from Jeffersons Monticello to the creations of Charles and Ray Eames, Toyo Ito and Frank Gehry. Texts, images, sketches and plans are interwoven to illustrate houses that differ widely, in size, material, character and location. There are urban infills, rustic retreats, experiments, and fusions of new and old. They all make a statement, modest or ambitious, and each reflects the personality and tastes of its owner. These architects have accepted the challenge of doing something out of the ordinary, turning constraints to advantage. They give different answers to a crucial question: how can a house enrich lives and its surroundings Spacious or frugal, refined or rough-edged, daring or reductive, these adventurous dwellings will inspire other architects and everyone who would like to design or commission a house that is one-of-a-kind.Table of ContentsIntroduction Norman Foster Buzz Yudell & Tina Beebe Smiljan Radic Richard Murphy Jennifer Beningfield Thom Mayne John Wardle Hans van Heeswijk Anton Garca-Abril & Dbora Mesa Todd Saunders Jim Olson Mauricio Pezo & Sofia von Ellrichshausen Helle Schrder & Martin Janekovic Peter & Thomas Gluck Robert Konieczny Scott Johnson Jos Selgas & Luca Cano Don Murphy Andrea & Luca Ponsi CristinUndurraga Susanne Nobis Remo Halter & Thomas Lussi Ramon Bosch & Elisabeta Capdeferro Kulapat Yantrasast Kerry Hill Maarten & Jetty Min Brigitte Shim & Howard Sutcliffe Benny Govaert Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Gnther Domenig


 Architects' Houses_Michael Webb_9780500343401_Thames & Hudson