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Rockhouse: Max Strang_Oscar Riera Ojeda_9781946226075_Oscar Riera Ojeda PublishersSKU: 9781946226075 Supplier: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers
Author: Oscar Riera Ojeda
Format: Hardback | 200 pages
Dimensions: 216 x 279 x 22.86mm | 1,900g
Publication date: 01 May 2018
Architecture is the most transformative of the arts. It surrounds us, envelops us, caresses us. Despite being located in Miami's lush urban oasis of Coconut Grove, Max Strang's iconic Rock House transports its occupants across oceans and realities, into a magically sublime alternative full of whispers of Bali and Sri Lanka, and echoes of the rich cultural legacy of India and Southeast Asia. Technically stunning, and formally exceptional, the houses interaction with its environment, open-plan, and use of local materials (in this case, Miami's local oolitic limestone), is emblematic of Strang's philosophy and architectural values of eco-friendly modernism. Winner of multiple awards, and feted in cinema and on television alike, the Rock House is one of modern residential architecture's treasures.