American Dream: The Houses at Sagaponac : Modern Living in the Hamptons

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Random House Incorporated, 2003 - Architecture - 224 pages
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A bold new entry into the sometimes dreary world of real estate subdivisions is turning heads. American Dream is an unprecedented initiative bringing together thirty-eight internationally renowned architects to design affordable homes that also push the envelope of contemporary design.

The one-of-a-kind project developed by architect Richard Meier and funded by real estate mogul Harry J. Brown, Jr., could serve as a model for future projects that join the high-design world of contemporary architecture with the mass appeal of suburban housing. Among the internationally renowned modernist architects assembled by Meier are Philip Johnson, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Eric Owen Moss, and Richard Rogers. The modern houses at Sagaponac stand in stark contrast to the oversized and gaudy McMansions that have become ubiquitous features of suburban America.

American Dream: The Houses at Sagaponac introduces readers to a fascinating and successful project that seems destined to expand the possibilities of affordable, modern home design. The reservation list is growing.

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Contents

lntroduction by Coco Brown
6
Domestic Architecture Reborn by Aric Chen
10
Returning to Long lsland by Richard Meier
12
и Modernism on Long lsland by Alastair Gordon 24 Stan Allen
24
Marwan AlSayed
30
Anthony Ames
38
Shigeru Ban Dean Maitz
44
Deborah Berke
48
Carlos Jimenez
120
Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie
124
no Robert Kahn
130
Stephen H Kanner
134
John Keenen Terence Riley
142
Samuel Mockbee
146
Eric Owen Moss
152
Winy Maas Jacob van Rijs Nathalie de Vries
160

Antonio Citterio with Patricia Viel
52
Henry N Cobb
56
Francois de Menil
62
James lngo Freed
66
Richard Gluckman
72
Michael Graves
78
Zaha Hadid
84
Thomas Hanrahan Victoria Meyers
90
Gisue Hariri Mojgan Hariri
96
Steven Harris
104
Craig Hodgetts Hsinming Fung
108
Steven Holl
116
Thomas Phifer
166
Jesse Reiser Nanako Umemoto
172
Richard Rogers
176
Michael Rotondi Clark Philipp Stevens
182
Daniel Rowen
186
Lindy
190
Annabelle Selldorf
198
Henry SmithMiller Laurie Hawkinson
202
Calvin Tsao Zach McKown
210
JeanMichel Wilmotte
214
Credits
218
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About the author (2003)

Richard Meier is one of the foremost modern architects working today. He has received many honors, including the Pritzker Prize in Architecture. He is well known for the Getty Center in Los Angeles as well as Church of the Year 2000, just completed in Rome.

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