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Author Killen, Patrick (Patrick John)

Title The modern California beach house / Patrick Killen.

Published Mulgrave, Vic. : Images Publishing Group, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.9794 KILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 175 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans. ; 26 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Summary A lushly presented selection of over 45 contemporary architect-designed houses from around the world, complete with full colour photography, floor plans and project text.
The Modern Californian Beach House catalogues the eclectic and always original modernist beach house architecture of Patrick Killen, founder of studio 9 one 2. Killen helped introduce serious modern design to the Los Angeles beach communities in the mid-80s, which at the time was a crazy quilt of fantasy structures all built on postage-stamp sized lots . The projects featured in this collection span Killen's stellar career, from the Shearin House, which established modernism as a viable architectural motif on the western edge of Los Angeles, to 139 Hermosa Avenue, a definitive and welcome statement of modernity amid a sea of ramshackle and derelict LA beachside structures. Killen's beach houses have added another textural element to the architectural stewing pot that is beachside LA. He is committed to modernism, which he claims is the architecture of our time , and his architecture reflects a regionalism and humour that encapsulates the California lifestyle.
Subject Killen, Patrick (Patrick John)
Studio 9 one 2 (Architectural firm)
Architecture and climate -- California.
Architecture -- American influences.
Architecture, Domestic -- California.
Architecture -- California -- History -- 20th century
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century -- California.
Dwellings -- California.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- California.
ISBN 1864704594 : 59.99
9781864704594 (hbk.)