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Surfaced- Architectural structures create the environment in which they are situated, while at the same time describing that environment. Complex forms, such as the twist, offer the architect a tool to shape an environment with a visible smoothness that disguises the space’s complexity and precision. But twisted structures present a double-challenge for architects and builders. To create such structures, it is necessary not only to design them, but to design the method of constructing them. For some geometries, it is enough to take a conventional building method, or an already extant tool and modify it slightly. But more often than not, completely new tools and methods need to be figured out.
WOW- Experiential Design for a Changing World is the first major monograph for this multidisciplinary design practice, WOW. The title alludes to two key aspects of their practice: first, the focus on multi-sensory experiences; and second, the complexity and dynamism of working in a rapidly developing region. These themes are explored through in-depth presentation of twelve completed projects, including six private homes and six hotels.
Design Legacy of John Marsh Davis- Volume one of the The Design Legacy of John Marsh Davis covers the renowned architect’s early years as what Hans Baldauf terms a wood expressionist beginning with the homes he built for himself and his family before moving on to a number of stunning residences for clients in his signature wood-based style. It then covers his larger buildings for California wineries. Today, many of these early works; both the residences and the wineries, are regarded as landmarks of Californian architecture. This book provides a comprehensive biographical overview of John Marsh Davis’ start in architecture including fascinating anecdotes about how the buildings came about as well as insightful architectural appreciations of the buildings with which he made his name. Featuring stunning photography and detailed plans, this is a must for anyone interested in the life of this great architect and the history of modern Californian architecture.