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Title:
Experimental houses
Author:
Pople, Nicolas.
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Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780823016495
Format :
Book

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Striking new solutions to familiar problems of form, function, materials, and constraints of space and presented in this book's examination of key contemporary buildings that radically reconfigure the usual parameters.


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Library Journal Review

ea.vol: Watson-Guptill. illus. index. pap. $55.ARCHITECTURE These two new books on cutting-edge design offer sumptuous photographic layouts and generous helpings of plans and drawings but speak to very different audiences. Trulove and Kim showcase 30 projects by the hottest names in contemporary design. Like The New American Cottage, another Trulove-Kim collaboration, this glossy tome offers an irresistible peek into private showplaces designed by virtuoso architects for wealthy, trend-setting clients. Readers of Interior Design and Architectural Record will recognize Olson Sundberg, Wendell Burnette, and other top firms. In this third installment of The New American House, the editors emphasize the architects' heightened interest in environmental sustainability. In contrast, Pople devotes only one chapter to the detached house as upscale design statement. Mobile, prefab, multiple-dwelling, and urban infill housing are among his chief concerns. Forty-one projects from 16 countries illustrate a spirit of authentic innovation in response to current ecological, societal, and technological conditions. The architects' names appear far more often in progressive art and architecture journals than in fashionable design magazines. A senior lecturer at London's South Bank School of Architecture, Pople limits his readership by employing the rarefied language of post-structuralist critique, in which houses become texts "for reading the myths and realities which drive different cultural environments." For large public and academic libraries that hate to deny patrons another gorgeous but soon-to-be-dated picture book, The New American House 3 is not a bad choice; Experimental Houses is highly recommended for academic and architecture collections.DDavid Soltsz, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Introductionp. 22
Master and Slave Unit mobile homep. 24
Otterlo
The Netherlands
Atelier van Lieshout
Aura housep. 28
Tokyo
Japan
F.O.B. Association
Photographer's retreatp. 34
Foxhall
Northamptonshire
UK
Niall McLaughlin
Summer housep. 38
Risor
Norway
Carl-Viggo Holmebakk
Paper log house for disaster reliefp. 44
Kobe
Japan
Shigeru Ban
Introductionp. 46
Apartment block in Innsbruckp. 48
Innsbruck
Austria
Kathan-Schranz-Strolz
Pacemakerp. 56
UK
Birds Portchmouth Russum
Housing and commercial blockp. 62
Rathenow
Germany
Klaus Sill and Jochen Keim
Masgonty housep. 68
Saint Pardoux La Riviere
France
Anne Lacaton and
Jean Philippe Vassal
Bo Klok housingp. 72
Sweden
Ahlstrom Arkitektbyra
For IKEA
Introductionp. 76
Art housep. 78
London
UK
Brookes, Stacey, Randall
Mercaders buildingp. 82
Barcelona
Spain
Enric Miralles and
Benedetta Tagliabue
Architect's mother's housep. 88
Plymouth
UK
Alex de Rijke
Farmhouse extensionsp. 94
St Martin an der Raab
Burgenland
Austria
Walter Pichler
Grania Oip. 98
Findhorn
Moray
Scotland
UK
Nicole Edmonds
Nautilus Earthshipp. 100
Taos
New Mexico
USA
Michael Reynolds -
Solar Survival
Architect's housep. 104
Ziegelried
Near Bern
Switzerland
Elemer Zalotay
Round Housep. 108
Near Newport
Pembrokeshire
Wales
UK
Tony Wrench
Introductionp. 110
Shousep. 112
Okayama Prefecture
Jopan
Kazuyo Sejima and
Ryue Nishizawa
Graven Road housep. 118
Toronto
Conada
Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Housing and commercial blockp. 124
Cologne
Germany
Brandlhuber and Kniess
Double House (Villa KBWW)p. 130
Utrecht
The Netherlands
De architectengroep
And MVRDV
Convent Avenue studiosp. 138
Tucson
Arizona
USA
Rick Joy
Introductionp. 144
Emscher Park housingp. 146
Gelsenkirchen
Germany
Szyszkowitz and Kowalski
Co-operative housingp. 150
Hjulby Hegn
Sporring
Denmark
Arkitektgruppen Aarhus
Spiral apartment buildingp. 152
Ramat-Gan
Near Tel Aviv
Israel
Zvi Hecker with
Gil Bernstein
Shmuel Groberman
And Rina Hering
Kitagata apartmentsp. 156
Gifu Prefecture
Japan
Kazuyo Sejima and Associates
Open Cityp. 162
Valparaiso
Chile
Members of the
Open City co-operative
Introductionp. 168
Architect's father's housep. 170
Motiti Island
New Zealand
Anthony Hoete
Villa Visionp. 174
Taastrup
Denmark
Flemming Skude
Ivar Moltke and Bertel Jensen
Hope Housep. 178
East Molesey
Surrey
UK
Bill Dunster
Pen-y-Lynp. 184
Crymych
Pembrokeshire
Wales
UK
Christopher Day
Harris housep. 186
Mason's Bend
Alabama
USA
Samuel Mockbee
And the Rural Studio
Ecohouse 99p. 190
Skejby
Denmark
Tegnestuen Vandkunsten
Solar studio housep. 194
Rieselfeld
Baden Wurttemburg
Germany
Professor Thomas
Spiegelhalter
Introductionp. 198
Architect's housep. 200
Sunnyslope
Phoenix
Arizona
USA
Wendell Burnette
Can Lis and Can Felizp. 208
Near Porto Petro
Majorca
Spain
Jorn Utzon
Rudin housep. 214
Leymen
Haut Rhin
France
Herzog and de Meuron
Stretto Housep. 220
Dallas
Texas
USA
Steven Holl Architects
Crosby Hallp. 226
London
UK
Carden and Godfrey Architects
House near Bordeauxp. 228
Floriac
Bordeaux
France
OMA/Rem Koolhaas
Project creditsp. 234
Endnotesp. 236
Biographiesp. 237
Index of architects and projects Picture creditsp. 240

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