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To design any kind of dwelling, architects draws on both their reservoir of ideas as well as on their own experience as inhabitants of such structures. This book explores how architects design the places we inhabit and how those places in turn inform the way we live in ways beyond lifestyle and personal taste. Whilst most books on architecture focus on the architectural outcome itself, this takes a close look at how that outcome is created. It reveals the values and qualities contributing to and informing the design processes of Ian Alexander, Dick van Gameren, Simon Henley, Stephen Hoey, Graeme Hutton, Henry McKeown, James Mitchell, Stacey Phillips, Adrian Stewart, and Miranda Webster. All based in Scottland, they are practising architects as well as teachers in Schools of Architecture. In their essays, they all from their unique position as authors of each one exemplary building, explaining how and why they design the way they do. Through texts and images, this volume illuminates the architects' motivations and inspirations and also celebrates their featured works. The book reminds the reader of how profoundly the place we live in matters to our wellbeing, and of the social responsibility architects have of the built environment in general and of dwellings in particular.
Rural Scotland is a charged landscape, alive with history, soaked in myth and often rather sublime. For those of us living an urban existence, the countryside is a retreat for refuge and decompression, but it is also a place where infrastructures strain to reach and in which livings must be made. The countryside is resistant to easy explanation and is thus vulnerable to stereotyping. The nine building stories told in this book show how rural households and communities define themselves, and the role architecture plays in this. Illustrated with beautiful photography and drawings, the projects, from affordable housing on the islands to exquisite renovations of traditional agricultural stock, and all recognised by the Saltire Society's Housing Design Awards, are visually rich both in themselves and the contexts in which they sit. The houses are set firmly within historic, economic and social contexts and are much more than bolt holes from the urban. Some of our buildings are active participants in rural regeneration and others reflect, in a profound way, what authenticity really means in the countryside. Like architecture everywhere, they present a mirror to a society's preoccupations and values. However, this is a book too about architecture's capacity to inspire and endlessly delight.
Residential Buildings are normally the first design projects encountered by the student in his or her training. The focus at this point is on the different conceptual possibilities that allow one to take the first step toward an actual idea. Themes: Concepts and kinds of cohabitation and dwelling Residential functions The creation of living space Design in housing construction
Glenn Sestig, born in 1968 in Ghent, Belgium, graduated from the Henri Van De Velde institute in Antwerp and in 1999 established his practice. From the outset, his work focused on extreme precision, on a construction with such mastery of the architectural line, proportions and perspective that it is easy to forget the careful consideration that will have gone into his design and creation. In addition to the material and its interpretation, transparency and the play of reflection suggest rather than illustrate the endeavors that have resulted in the real grandeur of some projects, primarily places for public use.Glenn Sestig Architects is synonymous with contemporary elegance. Their work can be seen as monolithic and intuitive but always with a strong refined architectural identity. The cohesion or even clash between different exclusive and unique materials elevates this identity. The architect uses his own method of calculation, a sort of mental model from which flow the intelligence, equilibrium and soul of a place. The architecture is no longer a movement in time but becomes a declaration of a clear architectural vocabulary.
San Francisco is not known for detached houses with landscaped setbacks, lining picturesque, park-side streets. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods, called residence parks, were proposed or built in the city. Hundreds like them were constructed across the country yet they are not well known or understood today. This book examines the city planning aspects of residence parks in a new way, with tracing how developers went about the business of building them, on different sites and for different markets, and how they kept out black and Asian residents.
If there is one room in your house that deserves a little luxury, it is the bathroom. Whether we like to talk about it or not, the time we spend in the bathroom is precious. It's where some of our most intimate moments take place. So not only should it function well, it should be designed for optimal comfort and luxury. While some bathrooms are grand enough to have all the fixings like walk-in showers, smaller bathrooms can still make a decor splash. High On...Bathroom Design presents around 30 architects and interior designers with their latest bathroom projects. From the minimalist bathroom with clear shapes to the most opulent facilities, the bathroom is increasingly being used for well-being with a built-in sauna and a relaxation area with a beautiful view. But smaller, function-oriented bathrooms that are stylishly designed are also shown in this book.
Scandinavian design is a movement characterised by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the early 20th century, and subsequently flourished in the 1950s throughout the five Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Scandinavian designers are known especially for household goods including furniture, textiles, ceramics, lamps, and glass, but Scandinavian design has been extended to be an influential movement in architecture and industrial design. High On...Scandinavian Architects presents twenty-eight architects from Scandinavia with their latest projects from the areas of residential, commercial and public buildings. Whether large or small, sharp-edged or soft, coarse or fine, the architecture depicted in this volume is characterised by the iconoclastic flair of Scandinavia.
Francois Valentiny and Hubert Hermann founded their studio shortly after graduating from the University of Applied Arts Vienna where they both studied under Wilhelm Holzbauer. Soon after, they staked out their architectural vision with their urban villa for the Berlin IBA. Stories from the Inside is a retrospective looking back over forty years and telling the stories behind their many designs and buildings. Six richly illustrated volumes contain material from the archives of the Valentiny Foundation and present current projects with a focus on cultural, residential, administrative and leisure facilities. The final volume documents the 15-19 Wisswee project in Remerschen. Intellectual journeys and international projects culminate here, from the World Exhibition Pavilion in Shanghai to the Theatro de l'Occitane in Bahia and the Haus fur Mozart in Salzburg.
The mayhaus in Frankfurt's Roemerstadt is the only residential building in the style of the Neues Frankfurt of the 1920s that has been completely restored. The book explains the functions of the model house using current photographs and historical plans. Via the text level, which zooms from the city via the housing estate and then the street into the building, the mayhaus, including the famous Frankfurt cuisine, is classified in terms of architectural history and socio-cultural aspects. Text in English and German.
Tramonto is a contemporary single-family home that integrates the natural beauty of the adjacent state park and ocean views. The placement of the home overlooks the canyon, the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, and the California coastline. The diffusion of the built form defines the approach for this 17,000 sqft single-family residence (14,500 sqft main house and 2,500 sqft accessory building) into the surrounding landscape. The two-acre site embraces the steep topography, contending with the context to inform the building's siting and orientation. The project is terraced into the natural contours of the hillside, breaking up the overall building mass while using its sub-grade structure to reinforce the hillside. The book provides a look into the 17,000 sqft home and its indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Emphasis on significant custom elements highlights the detail-oriented approach that can be found throughout the entirety of the home. From the initial conceptualisation of the exterior form to the construction process and key moments, this book presents the visual story of the home's integration into the Southern California landscape. Tramonto embodies a truly contemporary Southern California attitude, the essential principles of indoor/outdoor living afforded by embracing the temperate region and the natural beauty of the coastal landscape.
Since the publication of Treehouses of the World, the community of treehouse builders has grown tremendously, and many more innovative treehouses have been built around the world. In New Treehouses of the World, world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson takes readers on an exciting, international tour of more than 35 new treehouses that reveal how treehouses are designed, constructed, and appreciated in a wide array of cultures and settings. Both beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written by Pete Nelson, New Treehouses of the World documents Nelson's travels, discoveries, and epiphanies, and explores the ever-growing new frontier of arboreal architecture. The message that Nelson promotes is simple: As sustainable living issues stand poised to become the most important challenges facing the post-millenial age, the positive power and goodwill that a simple treehouse engenders is of greater importance than ever before.