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West Coast Modern

Author : Zahid Sardar
ISBN : 9781423624394
Genre : Architecture
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Breathtaking home designs that fit perfectly into the unique landscape of the West. Architects and designers are breaking new ground on the West Coast, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials, and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, Aidlin Darling, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker, and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the deserts, mountains, plains, and coastlines of the West. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are at once both urban and rural, open to the outdoors, and always contemporary, comfortable, and stylish. Zahid Sardar is a San Francisco editor and writer specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. His work has appeared in Dwell, Interiors, Interior Design, California Home & Design, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He teaches design history at the California College of the Arts and has written several books, including San Francisco Modern and New Garden Design. Matthew Millman has photographed architecture and interior design in the western United States for the past 20 years. His work has appeared in Dwell, Architectural Digest, and the New York Times, as well as the design titles Concrete Countertops, Concrete at Home, and Model Making.
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The West Coast Modern House

Author : Greg Bellerby
ISBN : 1927958237
Genre : Architecture
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A landmark study of one of Canada' most important architectural movementsThe West Coast Modern House chronicles the development of Vancouver residential architecture from the 1940's through its continued influence on contemporary practice. The post-war era in Vancouver defined what has become popularly know as the 'West Coast Style'. Through the work of seminal figures such as BC Binning, Ned Pratt, Ron Thom, Fred Hollingsworth, Douglas Simpson, Barry Downs and Arthur Erickson, Vancouver architects won national awards and international recognition for their innovative house designs. This period is now seen as one of the most important in the cities architectural history. Focusing on the years from 1940 to the mid-1960's, The West Coast Modern House features over fifty examples of modern houses. The book is richly Illustrated by photographs taken at the time by noted architectural photographers Graham Warrington, Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker. Essays by Greg Bellerby, Jana Tyner and Chris Macdonald elaborate on the history and innovative design strategies of the early period, through to an examination of the ways modern architectural concerns are being utilized by contemporary practitioners. The West Coast Modern House enables the reader to come to a greater understanding of the significance of modern residential architecture on the west coast and the persistence and relevance of its innovative design, material and construction strategies.
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West Coast Jazz

Author : Ted Gioia
ISBN : 0520217292
Genre : Music
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Smith House Ii

Author : Michael Prokopow
ISBN : 1940743389
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Over the course of his distinguished career, architect Arthur Erickson (1924-2009) designed numerous houses, each an exercise in transforming the needs of his clients into tangible form in the context of site and place. Artists Gordon Smith (1919-) and Marion Smith (1918-2009) of Vancouver were the only Erickson clients to commission him to design two homes. The first (1955) was a straightforward exercise in post-World War II modernism that represented the transplantation of prevailing North American design thinking to the mountainous rain forests of coastal Vancouver. The second house (1966) - Smith House II as it came to be known - likewise situated in a forest but with the added benefit of ocean and island vistas, was simultaneously a deft reworking of the stylistic and spatial culture of the first house and a remarkable, path-breaking study in cultural transposition, interpretation and adaptation. Emphasizing its disavowal of conventional demarcations of space and the movement within and through it, it translated the material and aesthetic sensibilities of 17th century Japanese domestic architecture to the circumstances of mid-20th century North America (and the northerly Pacific coast).
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Coastal Modern

Author : Tim Dowd Clarke
ISBN : 9780307718785
Genre : Architecture
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A Santa Monica-based interior designer demonstrates how to incorporate sophisticated beach house styles into any space regardless of size and location, sharing fifteen of the author's projects that reflect sea-inspired colors, textures, and layouts.
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Mid Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide West Coast Usa

Author : Sam Lubell
ISBN : 0714871958
Genre : Architecture
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A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the most celebrated Modernist buildings, as well as hidden gems and virtually unknown examples - from the iconic Case Study houses to the glamour of Palm Springs' spectacular Modern desert structures. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements at a time when Mid-Century style has never been more popular. First-hand descriptions and colour photography transport readers into an era of unparalleled style, glamour, and optimism.
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Binning House

Author : Matthew Soules
ISBN : 1939621666
Genre : Architecture
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While the house is beloved by a select group of architects, academics, and local heritage buffs, its subtle splendours remain largely hidden to a wider audience. This first book devoted to this exceptional house sheds new light on Binning's ingenuity. Original photographs and drawings are presented along with writing that analyzes in detail the architectural character of the house that makes it so special.
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Copp House

Author : Adele Weder
ISBN : 1939621887
Genre : Architecture
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In 1950, a young Vancouver architectural apprentice was handed a small house project that his boss was too busy to take on. The apprentice, Ron Thom, took the simple plan and rectangular foundation that had been roughed in, and transformed it into a groundbreaking work of architecture that gained national fame. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra, but using local wood and paying careful attention to its verdant oceanside setting, Thom created a landmark for the new architectural movement known as West Coast Modernism. The client, Dr. Harold Copp, was himself a trailblazer, the first head of the physiology department in the University of British Columbia's new Faculty of Medicine and a research pioneer. Generously illustrated with both vintage and contemporary architectural photography, line drawings, and photographs of the architect and residents, The Copp House is the story of a cultural landmark on the shores of Vancouver.
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Insideout

Author : Robert Swatt
ISBN : 1864703997
Genre : Architecture
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In this new monograph, Swatt Miers Architects presents their most recent, internationally acclaimed and award-winning West Coast projects as a synthesis of architecture and site. "One can understand our work best by first understanding the land - we se
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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Author : Susan Herrington
ISBN : 9780813935362
Genre : Architecture
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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is one of the most important landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet despite her lasting influence, few outside the field know her name. Her work has been instrumental in the development of the late-twentieth-century design ethic, and her early years working with architectural luminaries such as Louis Kahn and Dan Kiley prepared her to bring a truly modern—and audaciously abstract—sensibility to the landscape design tradition. In Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, Susan Herrington draws upon archival research, site analyses, and numerous interviews with Oberlander and her collaborators to offer the first biography of this adventurous and influential landscape architect. Born in 1921, Oberlander fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen with her family, going on to become one of the few women to graduate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the late 1940s. For six decades she has practiced socially responsible and ecologically sensitive planning for public landscapes, including the 1970s design of the Robson Square landscape and its adjoining Provincial Law Courts—one of Vancouver’s most famous spaces. Herrington places Oberlander within a larger social and aesthetic context, chronicling both her personal and professional trajectory and her work in New York, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Seattle, Berlin, Toronto, and Montreal. Oberlander is a progenitor of some of the most significant currents informing landscape architecture today, particularly in the area of ecological focus. In her thorough biography, Herrington draws much-deserved attention to one of the truly important figures in landscape architecture.
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