Kuth/Ranieri Architects

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Princeton Architectural Press, Mar 31, 2010 - Architecture - 179 pages
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In a world obsessed with an international cast of ego-driven starchitects, San Francisco architects Elizabeth Ranieri and Byron Kuth are the thoughtful, versatile, low-key, detail-obsessed exceptions. —Diane Dorrans Saeks, San Francisco magazine

Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri have split their time over the last two decades between teaching, building, and research, and have produced a broad spectrum of work, from small-scale objects and installations, to uniquely detailed residential and institutional buildings, to large urban design proposals. With materials like the translucent glass used to sequence a view from Russian Hill, the constellation of domes used to manipulate sound at an AIDS memorial, and the eight hundred pounds of synthetic felt and one thousand C-clamps used to create the Fabrications installation at SFMOMA, the firm brings subtlety and innovation to every project. Kuth/Ranieri has been largely influenced by the uniqueness of the Bay Area—its culture, exceptional beauty, and landscape. At the same time it has earned a national and international reputation for its innovative work that integrates cultural discourse with issues of design, technology, and environmental awareness. Kuth/Ranieri's greatest strength is its vision of sustainability. It is committed to the conservation of natural resources and an informed community, establishing an investment in a future that is viable, healthful, and self-renewing.

Kuth/Ranieri Architects presents the breadth of their work, showing both the constructed and the theoretical, in stunning photographs and thought-provoking drawings. Insightful texts by Ila Berman, Aaron Betsky, Rodolphe el-Khoury, and Mitchell Schwarzer form a centerpiece to the book and discuss issues of modernism and meaning.
 

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Contents

Preface Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri
1
Park Presidio Residence
16
William Wurster Renovation
36
Private Residence and LEF Foundation Offices Gallery
54
Guesthouse Gallery
68
KuthRanieris Performance of Modernism Mitchell Scnwarzer
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Notes on Martyrs Square and Other Roofscapes Rodoiphe eiKhoury
106
Malama Learning Village
124
Harvey Milk Memorial
140
A Proposal for a Green District Identity
154
Project Index Timeline
174
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About the author (2010)

Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri established Kuth/Ranieri Architects in 1990 and launched the Deep Green Design Alliance in 2003. They are on the faculty at the California College of the Arts.

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