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New American additions and renovations : innovations in residential design and construction : 25 case studies
Kim, Il, 1965-
Publication Information:
New York : Whitney Library of Design, [2001]

Physical Description:
227 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Central Library NA7208 .N439 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This volume contains case studies from leading architects such as Steven Ehrlich, Richard Gluckman, Konig/Eizenberg and Dennis Wedlick, where the architect has created visually stunning living spaces from the challenge of meshing existing structures with new construction. Ranging from a small rooftop addition on a big city apartment to a complete makeover of a conventional suburban ranch-style home, each of these case studies includes the step-by-step plans, scale drawings and before-and-after photographs that turned typical and ordinary rooms into magnificent new living spaces. The renovations and additions include living rooms, state-of-the-art kitchens, bathrooms, greenhouses, space-saving dining areas and more.

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Library Journal Review

This glossy, oversized paperback portfolio of new residential design in America concentrates on additions on and renovations to existing properties. All the works illustrated are in the modern idiom, proving that for these authors, at least, the nostalgic revivalism of postmodernism is "trad, dad." Published as part of the Whitney Library of Design, this book is aimed at the professional community of practitioners and clients. Few "name" architects are included; instead, Kim and Trulove (co-authors of The New American Cottage and The New American House 3) have chosen to highlight better, smaller regional firms around the country. Samples are shown from a variety of settings, such as a Greenwich Village residence and a mountain home in Aspen. The emphasis is on the contemporary, the photography is outstanding, and the selection is exciting (every page bursts with new ideas). Recommended. Peter Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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