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Book review: Atelier Ten Invisible Architecture

Atelier Ten is a London-based engineering practice with offices around the world. For twenty-five years they have specialized in sustainable design, collaborating with such architects as Grimshaw, Hopkins, Wilkinson Eyre and Robert A. M. Stern. Among their most famous projects are Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, Tour Carpe Diem near Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Federation Square in Melbourne. A wealth of photographs, drawings and diagrams, combined with explanatory text, provide a fascinating insight into Atelier Ten’s pioneering green engineering. This book gives a detailed overview of the practice through a series of highly illustrated, thematic essays and covers all their major works since their foundation. It will appeal to engineers and architects alike. About the Author Peter and Charlotte Fiell are the authors of over 20 books on design and the visual arts, including Scandinavian Design, The Story of Design, Designing the 21st Century and the bestselling 1000 Chairs. Keep following Best Design Books for the best books reviews! See also: Book review: Calatrava Book gets an Updated Version Source: laurenceking.com

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Designs for Living by Robert A.M Stern Architects

Over a thirty-five-year tenure at RAMSA, Roger H. Seifter has designed houses across the United States and overseas. He has completed a significant number of residential apartments, including several in the firm’s own buildings such as 15 Central Park West. In Designs for Living* (The Monacelli Press), Roger H. Seifter, Randy L. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer, who lead the residential practice at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, present fifteen houses the firm has completed over the past ten years. I continue to be inspired by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Mies van der Rohe, and Sir John Soane (…) “there are always wonderful new challenges”, says Stern From contemporary interpretations of the shingle style to robust Mediterranean designs, the houses are stylistically diverse reflecting RAMSA’s deep knowledge of history and precedent. Each partner provides insight into the design process and his individual approach to working with clients. Houses are located in dramatic settings from Napa and Sonoma to the spectacular coastline of the Hamptons and New England. Whether overlooking the ocean or nestled into the mountainside, these remarkable houses reveal the architects’ emphasis on the importance of context and their dedication to exploring the nature of place and environment. Each house invokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular…

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