Brave New Houses: Adventures in Southern California Living

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Here are thirty of the most exciting new houses and five audacious projects from a region that has always been a crucible for experimentation in residential design. They express the needs and desires of fearless individuals who decided to please themselves, flout conventional wisdom, and collaborate with talented architects. They respond to their varied sites -- from the canyons of Santa Barbara south to the mountains of San Diego County; to slivers of the oceanfront, precipitous slopes, leafy suburban estates, ...
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Overview

Here are thirty of the most exciting new houses and five audacious projects from a region that has always been a crucible for experimentation in residential design. They express the needs and desires of fearless individuals who decided to please themselves, flout conventional wisdom, and collaborate with talented architects. They respond to their varied sites -- from the canyons of Santa Barbara south to the mountains of San Diego County; to slivers of the oceanfront, precipitous slopes, leafy suburban estates, and bustling commercial streets. Modest or grand, expansive or tightly-compressed, angular or sensuously curved, they offer a cross-section of the best of contemporary design, and are linked only by their openness to a benign climate.

Here are the successors to Neutra and Schindler, Lautner and Gehry: architects who break out of the box to create houses that express their vision for clients and, sometimes, themselves. From serene white volumes to shifting geometries and bold expressions of structure; from houses that engage the landscape or beach to those that turn confined lots to advantage, these are models of creative design. They are sensitive to the environment, the craving for shelter and escape, and there's no wasted space, no striving to impress. They speak to the present, not to some fantasy of a past that never was. Soaring volumes flooded with light and open to nature offer an appealing alternative to claustrophobic historicism and stamped-out ornament. Brave New Houses should appeal to everyone who has thought of designing or owning a house that is one-of-a-kind, or has dreamed about making a fresh start in life.

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Rizzoli International touts this beautiful book of recent domestic architecture from Santa Barbara to San Diego as a collection of houses built on the "desires of fearless individuals who decided to please themselves, flout conventional wisdom, and collaborate with talented architects." Actually, fear is not part of the equation with clients as wealthy as these; instead, these homes result when affluent people with great taste join forces with smart architects. Thirty completed houses and five conceptual projects form the book, which features a variety of architects, none of them household names. Webb, a London-born architectural critic and the author of 21 books on architecture, lives in Southern California and has great enthusiasm for these houses and all things modern. His selections are outstanding, the text supports the stunning photography, and floor plans are tucked into each house description. Whether the sites are tiny, steep, or easy, modern design for contemporary living in a forgiving climate packed with sunny days never looked so good. Recommended.-David Bryant, New Canaan P.L., CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847826049
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Houses 6
Introduction: Out of the Box 8
Shifting Geometries
Burnham House - Glendale 14
Weissberg House - Beverly Hills 20
Wing House - Rancho Santa Fe 28
Collins House - West Hollywood 36
Weil House - Mar Vista 42
Blades House - Goleta 48
Serene Volumes
Casabel - Bel Air 56
Friesen House - Brentwood 66
Schubert-Nagasaki House - Venice 74
Luskin House - Brentwood 80
Dynamic Structures
M-House - Gorman 88
Schmalix House - Mt. Washington 92
Berdis-Spees House - Hollywood 98
Kappe House - Iopanga 104
Carlson-Reges House - Los Angeles 110
Fronting the Ocean
Rochman House - Pacitic Palisades 120
Yorkin House - Malibu 126
Culbert House - Malibu 134
Reyna House - Hermosa Beach 142
Sullivan-Cowan House - Carpinteria 148
Engaging the Landscape
Myers House - Montecito 156
Sadowsky House - Rustic Canyon 164
Chun House - Santa Monica 170
Lehrer House - Bel Air 176
Schey House - Rustic Canyon 182
Confined Lots
Sander House - Venice 190
Johnson House - Hancock Park 196
Kanner House - Pacific Palisades 202
Lexton-MacCarthy House - Silver Lake 210
Kahn House - Manhattan Beach 216
Radical Visions
Brandys House - San Diego County 224
Scoville-Turgel House - Mt. Washington 226
Mayne House 228
Max House - Malibu 232
SCRV-T8 project 234
Featured Architects 238
Acknowledgements 240
Photo Credits 240
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