Antoine Predock 3: houses

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Rizzoli, 2000 - Architecture - 197 pages
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Antoine Predock's architecture has always drawn from the landscape of the desert Southwest: its monolithic topography, expansive cerulean sky, and sparse geometric flora. Incorporating references to elemental forces -- air, earth, fire, water -- his bold, fluid structures evoke the mythic nature that is rooted in the region's culture and forms. From the stark simplicity of an adobe wall to the subtle or dramatic play of Sonoran light and shadow, the houses that he has designed have developed and undergirded the Southwestern consciousness.

This is the first book to put together all of the extraordinary houses by the premiere architect of the Southwest. It features 12 remarkable private houses -- in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California -- that harmoniously blend with their landscape in ways that Predock is now so renowned for. Characterized by coloration in desert tones, state-of-the-art technology, and environmentally conscious design, the houses display both exquisite refinement and an ingenious level of invention.

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