Princeton Architectural Press, Mar 31, 2010 - Architecture - 179 pages
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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Preface Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri
Park Presidio Residence
William Wurster Renovation
Private Residence and LEF Foundation Offices Gallery
KuthRanieris Performance of Modernism Mitchell Scnwarzer
Notes on Martyrs Square and Other Roofscapes Rodoiphe eiKhoury
Malama Learning Village
Harvey Milk Memorial
A Proposal for a Green District Identity
Project Index Timeline
Aaron Betsky AIA San Francisco AIDS Memorial Grove articulation Bay Area Beirut Bill Fontana Body in Repose building building's Byron Kuth California College canopy Climate Clock Collaboration concrete Contemporary Art context continuous detail district Eco-Magnet High School ecological Elizabeth Ranieri entry environment environmental Exploded axonometric explored facade Folding Water functions gallery Graham Foundation grid ground Harvey Milk Memorial Honor Award I.D. Magazine Idddd identity infrastructure interior Interstate 280 ISBN KODAK Kuth and Elizabeth Kuth and Ranieri Kuth/Ranieri Architects landscape Landscape Architecture Lodi Bunkhouse Loma Prieta earthquake Martyrs material Mies's Milk Memorial Car Mission Bay Mitchell Schwarzer modernist modulated Napa River Napa Valley Nob Hill Residence object panels Park Presidio Residence patterns polymer light-emitting diodes programmatic programs proposed public space ReK Productions Rick Joy Rodolphe el-Khoury roofscape Russian Hill San Francisco Best skin spatial Square strategy surface sustainable transforms translucent urban design viewer wall William Wurster Renovation