In Detail: House Design, McInturff Architects
Images, 2001 - Architecture - 128 pages
"McInturff's architecture reminds all of us that the joy of architecture is the journey, and in the very parts we can grasp with our hands." "Over the past 15 years, since founding his own firm on the Maryland outskirts of Washington DC, McInturff has purposely kept his firm small - this allows him to stay intimately involved with designing and building. The majority of the firm's work is residential - houses involve a level of emotional investment from the client that is missing in many other building types. These are meaningful structures to the people who will live there, and McInturff welcomes them as part of the creative process." "Any one of the projects in this book reveals McInturff's infatuation with details. The beams and columns in the Andrews Viudez residence and studio are an exercise in structure as sculpture. The Bronstein Cohn library suggests the intimately scaled and richly detailed spaces of Wright's own house and studio in Oak Park, Illinois. The cladding of the Tasker house demonstrates a range of scale and depth that can be achieved with relatively simple, vernacular materials. The King stair is a detailing tour de force that articulates every connection between one floor and the next. The Withers house takes common materials such as asphalt shingles and corrugated sheet metal, and uses them in ways that turn a cabin in the woods into a miniature art museum."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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