We received an email about a new book that has recently been published called 50 US Architects: Residential + Planning. The author, Damir Sinovcic, sent along some info and fab-u-lous photos.
This beautifully illustrated, 11″ by 11″ volume presents a curated collection of exceptional residential and master planning work from leading American designers. Meticulously detailed and site-specific, the featured projects focus on sustainability, technology, and the human spirit. They reflect ideologies and philosophies that are rooted in the modernist doctrine or distilled from vernacular precedents. Each state in the country is represented with designs that are intended to showcase a sense of place through concept, craftsmanship, and material selection. Demonstrating a profound understanding of local history, natural environments, regional traits, and other site-based factors – such as climate, light, views, and topography – these projects skillfully and creatively reflect their physical and cultural milieus. While individually they express the character of a specific geographic setting or state, together they form a contemporary portrait of exemplary American residential design. The book is available at: www.50usarchitects.com
Photo 1 by Michael Biondo. Courtesy of ROGER FERRIS + PARTNERS ~ Photo 2 & 3 by Michael Biondo. Courtesy of ROGER FERRIS + PARTNERS ~ Photo 4 by Paúl Rivera, Archphoto. Courtesy of ROGER FERRIS + PARTNERS ~ Photo 5 by Alan Karchmer. Courtesy of SCHWARTZ/SILVER ARCHITECTS ~ Photo 6 by Alan Karchmer. Courtesy of SCHWARTZ/SILVER ARCHITECTS ~ Photo 7 by Raul J. Garcia, Aspen Architectural Photography. Courtesy of STUDIO B ARCHITECTS ~ Photo 8 & 9 by Raul J. Garcia, Aspen Architectural Photography. Courtesy of STUDIO B ARCHITECTS ~ Photo 10 by John Clemmer. Courtesy of PHILIP BABB ARCHITECT ~ Photo 11 by Erica George Dines. Courtesy of PHILIP BABB ARCHITECT ~ Photo 12 by Farshid Assassi, Assassi Productions. Courtesy of AKAR ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN