From the Land

Author: Daniel Platt Gregory
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847840779
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Elegant rusticity meets unpretentious luxury in the work of this award-winning architecture firm. Howard Backen, award-winning principal of the architecture firm Backen Gillam Kroeger, is at the center of a popular movement in home design that emphasizes comfort over pretension and elegant simplicity over complication that tends to serve the ego of architects. This volume, the first on his work and that of the firm, is an artful exploration of that this aesthetic, featuring farmhouses in the Napa Valley, hilltop homes, seaside retreats, and lakeside hideaways. Throughout the work, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality pervades. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, and brick form the foundations, walls, and ceilings of these subtly luxurious spaces, while nature itself plays a considered role that is at once complementary and also intricately conjoined with the work. Long vistas open outward toward sun-drenched valleys from the window-lined wall of a bedroom in one home, while more immediate scenes of steeply rising hillsides and hidden lakes appear from just beyond the back stoop--and the rough-hewn-board dock--of another. Sensitive, alluring, and wonderfully resonant with the suggestion of invitation, the work of Backen Gillam Kroeger is both thrilling to the eye and restorative to the soul.

Wine Country

Author: Mary Whitesides
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586854645
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Provides a richly illustrated tour of the homes and lifestyles of nineteen homes throughout the Napa and Sonoma valleys, capturing a sophisticated, gracious style of living that reflects the old world styles of Italy, France, and South America in such locales as Villa Pietra, Quintessa Winery, Far Niente Winery, and the Franciscan Oakville Estate, among others. 10,000 first printing.

Tom Kundig Houses

Author: Dung Ngo
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568986050
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig's projects, especially his houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world today. Kundig's internationally acclaimed work is inspired by both the industrial structures with which he grew up in the Pacific Northwest and the vibrant craft cultures that are fostered there. His buildings uniquely meld industrial sensibilities and materials such as Cor-ten steel and concrete with an intuitive understanding of scale. As Kundig states, "The idea is insaperable from the fabrication, inseparable from the materials used." Tom Kundig: Houses presents five projects in depth, from their early conceptual sketches to their final lovingly wrought, intimate details. Kundig's houses reflect a sustained and active collaborative process between designer, craftsmen, and owners, resulting in houses that bring to life the architect's intentions, the materials used, and lines of unforgettable beauty.

William Turnbull Jr

Author: William Turnbull
Publisher: William K Stout Pub
ISBN:
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"A significant monograph on this progressive Northern California architect. Featured are 20 of Turnbull's best known projects. From the internationally recognized 1965 Sea Ranch Condominium I project to his Napa Valley home built in 1991, Turnbull is recognized as one of the pioneers of environmentally conscious architecture from the 1970's."

Napa Valley Style

Author: Kathryn Masson
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847825707
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California's Napa Valley is as renowned for its extraordinary beauty as it is for being the preeminent region in America for growing and producing world-renowned wines. Although there are many guidebooks, cookbooks, and wine books available on this immensely popular region, there is no book that shows the Napa way of life. Napa Valley Style takes us on a private tour of the houses and magnificent gardens that make 'Napa' synonymous with 'heaven'! This lively trip through the wine country illustrates for the first time, and in lavish color, the extraordinary Victorian mansions, Italianate villas, hillside cottages, converted barns, hand-made houses, wineries, and custom-designed residences, some of which have been designed by today's most renowned architects, such as Michael Graves, Ricardo Legorreta, William Turnbull, and Herzog and de Meuron. A uniquely revealing tour of this extraordinary region, Napa Valley Style is a fascinating, beautifully photographed extravaganza. California's Napa Valley is as renowned for its extraordinary beauty as it is for being the preeminent region in America for growing and producing world-renowned wines. Although there are many guidebooks, cookbooks, and wine books available on this immensely popular region, there is no book that shows the Napa way of life. Napa Valley Style takes us on a private tour of the houses and magnificent gardens that make 'Napa' synonymous with 'heaven'! This lively trip through the wine country illustrates for the first time, and in lavish color, the extraordinary Victorian mansions, Italianate villas, hillside cottages, converted barns, hand-made houses, wineries, and custom-designed residences, some of which have been designed by today's most renowned architects, such as Michael Graves, Ricardo Legorreta, William Turnbull, and Herzog and de Meuron. A uniquely revealing tour of this extraordinary region, Napa Valley Style is a fascinating, beautifully photographed extravaganza.

House Home Heart

Author: Bernard M. Wharton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983388906
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This 300-page book showcases the impressive work of architectural firm Shope Reno Wharton and is comprised of both complete site and floor plans, new photography of five of their latest projects, and a detailed chapter on their design process.

California Country Style

Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811851817
Format: PDF, ePub
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More than two hundred color photographs highlight an in-depth look at a vast array of fabulous California houses, from a country hacienda to a winery that marries French furnishings with American vintages, showing the varied architectures, decors, and styles of these designer showcases. 12,500 first printing.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

Author: Ike Kligerman Barkley (Firm)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781580932691
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John Ike, Thomas Kligerman, and Joel Barkley speak architectural languages of the past with a sure command of grammar and syntax and a rich vocabulary of form and detail. As designers they build upon what went before to extend the trajectory of architecture. --Robert A. M. Stern The signature residential works of Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects bring together historic precedent and contemporary taste with a considered approach to detail, material, and craft. Based in New York and San Francisco, the firm incorporates elements from the great eras and the great practitioners of architecture: the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Deco, Modernism, Colonial Revival, Shingle Style; Sir Edwin Lutyens, Harrie T. Lindeberg, George Howe, Bernard Maybeck, and McKim, Mead & White. Yet ever present is a keen awareness of the modern world, notably in an emphasis on natural light and open views and a responsiveness to the unique qualities of a site. The twenty-one houses and apartments in this lavishly illustrated volume, the first published on Ike Kligerman Barkley, represent the remarkable breadth of the practice. A cottage in Michigan reveals a comprehensive investigation of craft traditions, while a Hawaiian beach retreat explores the vernacular Polynesian long-house. A sleek Manhattan loft evokes the industrial history of its neighborhood, while an oceanfront villa recalls Carlo Scarpa's interweaving of past and present. Unusual, even unlikely combinations--an English-influenced Shingle Style house the firm terms "Shinglish," a Virginia horse farm that draws equally on classical formality and easy rusticity--embody the firm's sophisticated balance between historic model and modern refinement. Just as novelists and filmmakers gravitate toward genres that suit the themes they choose to explore, we look for the historic style that represents the best vehicle for the architectural story we wish to tell. --Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects

Jim Olson

Author: Jim Olson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781580932523
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The sixteen houses and apartments featured here respond to different needs and sites, but all share a common DNA. They are the product of a singular vision and a collaborative process. --Michael Webb Seattle-based architect Jim Olson, the founding partner of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, is particularly known for his subtly elegant residences, from a glass farmhouse in eastern Oregon to a Balinese-inspired retreat in Hawaii, from a diminutive waterfront cabin for his own family to two grand art-filled residences on the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle. Modern in spirit, the luxurious houses are characterized by intangible qualities of light and space. Olson balances a deep knowledge of architectural history, from the temples of Egypt to the great buildings of the modern era, with a sensitivity to art and nature. Each work is carefully calibrated to site and client. Olson is fascinated by the relationship between art and architecture, and many of his houses and apartments have been designed for major art collectors. The sixteen residences in this volume--in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, and Hong Kong--explore that interplay as well as the correspondences between light, space, and mood. The finely proportioned interior spaces are distinguished by a striking use of both natural and highly refined materials, masterful modulation of light, sophisticated details, sleek furnishings, and a careful balance between monumentality and intimacy. In natural settings, his buildings often weave into their surroundings as if they had always been there; in urban environments, his designs create and enhance a sense of community. The introduction, by noted design writer Michael Webb, emphasizes context and process, vital factors in Jim Olson's work.

Art of the House

Author: Bobby McAlpine
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847842537
Format: PDF, ePub
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The famous design team discusses the principles that guide their extraordinary work and share ideas for creating atmospheric environments.