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West Coast Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design: Architecture, Interiors & Design
     

West Coast Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design: Architecture, Interiors & Design

by Zahid Sardar, Matthew Millman (Photographer)
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423624394
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
594,295
Product dimensions:
13.16(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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As the West commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge—its symbolic gateway to modernity—
it also recognizes the catalytic effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor just five years after the bridge was built. Thatact transformed the relatively isolated West Coast into an armed frontier with bunkers ready for war. New suburbs for soldiers on the coast rapidly replaced farmland and orchards, and by the end of World War II, California, Oregon and Washington, as well as their neighboring states, emerged as a thriving, modern international frontier between east and west with clusters of ranch-style homes.

Among them, Cliff May’s typical ranch-style designs evolved from his San Diego family’s Hispano-Moresque courtyard home and his own European, Spanish Colonial and Mexican roots. Built with only some discernible Mediterranean and North African Moorish features to interrupt wood-framed stucco walls, large expanses of glass, lowslung roofs and broad verandahs, May’s light-filled courtyard ranch houses shaped for modern open-plan indoor/outdoor living still resonate as new.

Meet the Author

Zahid Sardar is the design editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and has reported on garden, interior and architecture design for twenty years in the Bay Area. His work appears in Chronicle Magazine and other national and international design publications such as House & Garden, Western Interiors and Design, Elle Décor, Architecture, Metropolis, Elle Decoration and Schoner Wohnen magazines.

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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