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Princeton Architectural Press Spring 2018

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Architects' Houses (30 inventive and imaginative homes architects designed and live in)
By (author): Michael Webb
9781616897024 Hardcover English General Trade ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Residential Apr 24, 2018
$72.00 CAD
Active 9.38 x 11.88 x 1.25 in Princeton Architectural Press
What does an architect's dream house look like? Explore the homes of thirty of the world's most talented architects.

Inventive and imaginative homes in 17 different countries. Spacious or frugal, ambitious or modest, refined or rough-edged, daring or reductive, the inspiring buildings inArchitects' Houses are unique in design concepts, details, and materials, and how they interact with their landscape.

A treasure trove of ideas for homeowners, practitioners, and interior designers.Architects' Houses is richly illustrated with photographs, sketches, and plans. Learn how established architects design their own homes' design.

Explore the creative process and influence of architects' houses over the past two hundred years. From Jefferson's Monticello to the creations of Charles and Ray Eames, Toyo Ito to Frank Gehry. This generously illustrated book brims with ideas and inspiration as these architects' houses show different answers to the question: how can a house enrich lives and its natural surroundings?

Michael Webb, Hon. AIA/LA, writes on architecture, design, and travel. Born and educated in England, he is now based in Los Angeles, has authored over twenty books and contributes regularly to leading journals in the United States and Europe.

"In Architects' Houses, Webb highlights an inspiring array of individual expressions of architectural integrity."
- Los Angeles Times DesignLA magazine

"Webb uses architectural history as a lead-in to today's creations and makes this book an excellent reference work. Architects' Houses is a perfect book to use as a guide to the history of contemporary architecture."- California Homes magazine

"This is an impressive and beautiful volume." - Choice

"The most thrilling part of this book is seeing the unfettered imagination of the architects translated into beautiful and daring realities." - Society of Architectural Historians

"The book is a fascinating look inside the minds-and homes-of some of the industry's most celebrated talents." - Architectural Digest

"Michael Webb explores some of the most beautiful primary and secondary homes that living architects have designed for themselves. From South Africa and Spain to upstate New York, the homes in the book are scattered around the world but reflect intense creativity and connection with place." - Fast Company's Co.Design

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