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Author Webb, Michael, 1937-

Title Brave new houses : adventures in southern California living / Michael Webb.

Published New York : Rizzoli ; London : Troika, 2003.

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 UniM Store  728.37097949 WEBB MF19    AVAILABLE
Physical description 224 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23cm
Contents Shifting Geometries / Ston Allen Architect -- Burnham House - Glendale / Belzberg Architecture 14 -- Weissberg House - Beverly Hills / Wallace E. Cunningham 20 -- Wing House - Rancho Santa Fe / Tighe Architecture 28 -- Collins House - West Hollywood / Godfredsen Sigal Architects 36 -- Weil House - Mar Vista / Morphosis 42 -- Blades House - Goleta 48 -- Serene Volumes / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates -- Casabel - Bel Air / Richard Meier & Partners 56 -- Friesen House - Brentwood / Holger Schubert 66 -- Schubert-Nagasaki House - Venice / Edward R. Niles Architect 74 -- Luskin House - Brentwood 80 -- Dynamic Structures / Michael Lantzen -- M-House - Gorman / Fung + Blatt Architects 88 -- Schmalix House - Mt. Washington / BAM Construction/Design 92 -- Berdis-Spees House - Hollywood / Kappe Studio 98 -- Kappe House - Iopanga / RoIo Architects 104 -- Carlson-Reges House - Los Angeles 110 -- Fronting the Ocean / Callas Shortridge Architects -- Rochman House - Pacitic Palisades / Moore Rublc Yudell Architects & Planners 120 -- Yorkin House - Malibu / Kappe Architects/Planners 126 -- Culbert House - Malibu / Dean Nota Architect 134 -- Reyna House - Hermosa Beach / Neumann Mendto & Andrulaitis Architects 142 -- Sullivan-Cowan House - Carpinteria 148 -- Engaging the Landscape / Barton Myers Associates -- Myers House - Montecito / Griffin Enright Architects 156 -- Sadowsky House - Rustic Canyon / Chun Studio 164 -- Chun House - Santa Monica / Syndesis 170 -- Lehrer House - Bel Air / Gray Matter Architecture 176 -- Schey House - Rustic Canyon 182 -- Confined Lots / Sander Architects -- Sander House - Venice / Johnson Fain Partners 190 -- Johnson House - Hancock Park / Kanner Architects 196 -- Kanner House - Pacific Palisades / Lotean O'Herlihy Architects 202 -- Lexton-MacCarthy House - Silver Lake / Ken Mori Design & Twichell Studio 210 -- Kahn House - Manhattan Beach 216 -- Radical Visions / Wallace E. Cunningham -- Brandys House - San Diego County / Michael Maltzan Architecture 224 -- Scoville-Turgel House - Mt. Washington / Morphosis 226 -- Mayne House / George Yu Architects 228 -- Max House - Malibu / Keleide Studio 232 -- SCRV-T8 project 234.
Summary Here are thirty of the most exciting new houses and five audacious projects from a region that has always been a crucible for experimentation in residential design. They express the needs and desires of fearless individuals who decided to please themselves, flout conventional wisdom, and collaborate with talented architects. They respond to their varied sites -- from the canyons of Santa Barbara south to the mountains of San Diego County; to slivers of the oceanfront, precipitous slopes, leafy suburban estates, and bustling commercial streets. Modest or grand, expansive or tightly-compressed, angular or sensuously curved, they offer a cross-section of the best of contemporary design, and are linked only by their openness to a benign climate.
Here are the successors to Neutra and Schindler, Lautner and Gehry: architects who break out of the box to create houses that express their vision for clients and, sometimes, themselves. From serene white volumes to shifting geometries and bold expressions of structure; from houses that engage the landscape or beach to those that turn confined lots to advantage, these are models of creative design. They are sensitive to the environment, the craving for shelter and escape, and there's no wasted space, no striving to impress. They speak to the present, not to some fantasy of a past that never was. Soaring volumes flooded with light and open to nature offer an appealing alternative to claustrophobic historicism and stamped-out ornament. Brave New Houses should appeal to everyone who has thought of designing or owning a house that is one-of-a-kind, or has dreamed about making a fresh start in life.
Subject Architecture, Domestic -- California, Southern.
ISBN 084782604X : £38.00
0847825655 paperback £27.00