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House: American Houses for the New Century

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The idea and function, image, and built reality of the house vary from culture to culture, locale to locale, generation to generation, demographic to demographic. Houses do much more than provide a roof over our heads: They are sanctuaries, havens-- our private kingdoms, our personalized cocoons. They are backdrops to our everyday lives. They are status symbols. They are economic indicators. For architects, they are dream jobs, test beds, manifestos. only by understanding the predominant reality of and the prevailing attitudes toward the house can we appreciate the great leaps and changes it is-- and always has been-- undergoing. <BR>The houses in this book represent new ideas about how to build houses, how they are rooted (and root us) to their locale, and how we use and regard them. The first chapter, "Tectonics," features houses that explore the novel application of materials and building techniques in the domestic realm. Next, "Context" showcases houses that actively engage in their site, drawing inspiration, whether in texture, form, or topography, from their surrounding landscape. Lastly, "Revolutions" addresses the significant shifts our lifestyles have undergone and how the house has responded to them. <BR>"House" features twenty recently built houses that have been designed by some of today's leading architects, including Steven Holl, Toshiko Mori, Alberto Kalach, and Rick Joy. By leading readers to the cutting edge of today's architecture, authors Ho and Barreneche relate today's building trends and hint at what awaits us in the future. Featuring more than 200 color photographs and plans, "House" is the perfect book for house enthusiasts worldwide.<BR>

About the Author

Cathy Lang Ho is the director of the Sustainable Design program at Earth Pledge, a New York-based nonprofit organization devoted to sustainable living. She is a former senior editor at Architecture magazine and the former editor of Design Book Review, a literary design journal. She has written about architecture and design for numerous publications, including Metropolis, ID, and the New York Times. She is coauthor of the book American Contemporary Furniture (Universe, 2000).

Raul A. Barreneche is a New York-based design editor and writer. From 1993-2000, he worked at Architecture magazine, most recently as senior design and founding editor of House, a quarterly supplement on residential design. Currently, he is a contributing editor to Metropolitan Home and Travel + Leisure and also writes for House Beautiful, One, Dwell, Interiors, and the New York Times. He holds a professional architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789306326
Subtitle:
American Houses for the New Century
Author:
Ho, Cathy Lang
Author:
Lang Ho, Cathy
Author:
Barreneche, Raul
Publisher:
Universe
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
General Architecture
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 2001-127
Publication Date:
20011207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.26x9.25x.75 in. 2.04 lbs.

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