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Single-family houses, city dwellings, holiday getaways, sustainable structures, luxurious prefab designs, and plans for destiny houses include this selection of breathtaking pictures and insightful remark that celebrates the creative contributions of virtually 70 of the best architects operating at the present time. From classical to avant-garde, all the featured houses are stylistically assorted yet have a special timelessness approximately them, a tribute to the foresight in their creators’ imaginative and prescient. The inspirations of such pros as David Hovey, Robert Gurney, Brad Lamoureux, Margaret McCurry, and Richard Meier are published, as is the volume of labor and commitment that went into every one undertaking. Spanning British Columbia, coastal California, Chicago, New England, the South, and plenty of scenic locations in among, twenty first Century houses encompasses a worthwhile source index with brief biographies of the architects.

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Consequently, the spatial configuration of Loft P opens every area and every social function to all comers . Organized by continuity and circulation rather than by hierarchies of function, Loft P eradicates conventional program . The spatial organization is structured towards rituals and desires rather than domestic efficiency. This allows for the space to be transformed according to changes in lifestyle and preferences. ALan Buchsbaum once said that the loft is a "free-flowing modern space with occasional rooms for privacy,'?

The surface fin ish ing interconnects the visual and the haptic. Working with different nuances of white, light and reflections guide the visual experience of space, Applying a var iety of textures, the sensorial aspects of materiality guide the haptic experience of space. 49 O'j ~ ) Coated with high glossauto paint, the mediadevice contraststhe surrounding matte surfaces. 50 The slits and gaps provide unexpected sight lines. Shaped to direct the gaze, light, and movement, they introduce a voyeuristic aspect to space as they adjust the level of privacy.

When the intersection between form and content has been liquefied, new strategies of spatial occupation and appropriation can occur. It is only by challenging the social and cultural perceptions of space that new forms of urban habitat can be proclaimed . Beatrlz Colomina (NffWVOrk: PrincetonArchitecturalPress , 1992), 7J.. , 1996J, 14. 1 Beatriz Z Loft P does not comply with the tectonic qualities of original lofts. " Building upon the wooden framing that constitutes the structural conditions of the single volume, the materials have been selected to stress the dichotomy of structure and partition.

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