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Book review: Art's Principles by Arthur Gensler
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Book review: Art’s Principles by Arthur Gensler

Gensler is a global design firm that partners with clients to make cities more livable, work smarter and leisure more engaging. With more than 2,300 active clients, Gensler work across the global economy. Their clients are remarkably diverse, and the Gensler’s philosophy is help them grow, sustain and transform: whatever it takes to embrace their future. 3,800 professionals networked across 44 locations believe quality design can transform organizations and improve people’s lives.Since 1965, they have helped clients achieve measurable business and organizational goals, delivering projects as large as a city and as small as a task light for an individual desk. Gensler is organized to support clients at every stage of the design cycle, from initial strategy and design planning through implementation and management. During the last year, Gensler worked in 90 countries with 2,145 clients! See also: BOOK REVIEW: PIERO LISSONI Biography: the man before the myth Arthur Gensler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935. He attended Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Upon graduation, he worked for architecture firms in New York and Jamaica. After moving with his wife Drue to California in the early 1960s, Gensler worked for a few architectural firms, including Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons. While at Wurster,…

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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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