The Place of Houses
University of California Press, 1974 - Architecture - 306 pages
With a new epilogue
Richly illustrated with houses large and small, old and new, with photographs, plans, and cutaway drawings, this is a book for people who want a house but who may not know what they really need, or what they have a right to expect.
The authors establish the basis for good building by examining houses in the small Massachusetts town of Edgartown; in Santa Barbara, California, where a commitment was made to re-create an imaginary Spanish past; and in Sea Ranch, on the northern California coast, where the authors attempt to create a community. These examples demonstrate how individual houses can express the care, energies, and dreams of the people who live in them, and can contribute to a larger sense of place.
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Review: The Place of HousesUser Review - Yoni - Goodreads
Architecture buff or not, you'll learn a lot about what people need in a home environment, and might realize what's important to you. I read the book as part of an intro to architecture course. It changed the way I think about and interact with my living space. Read full review
Review: The Place of HousesUser Review - Ethan - Goodreads
I'm not sure if this would be considered theory, but if so, it is a great example of excellent theory written by an excellent architect. Above all, I think my favorite part of this book is when they ... Read full review