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David Adjaye: Houses; Recycling, Reconfiguring, Rebuilding (edition 2005)

by Peter Allison

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"The most exciting and accomplished young architect to emerge on the international scene in many years, David Adjaye uses an artist's clarity of concept to create an engaging architecture that concentrates on materials and issues of place and identity." "Born in Tanzania into a diplomatic family, Adjaye enjoyed a wide-ranging formal and cultural education, which has allowed him to respond deftly and instinctively to wildly differing projects, avoiding conventional solutions and seeking to open up new possibilities. The innovation in Adjaye's career is exemplified in his residential works, which show careful experimentation and exquisite nuances. Perhaps his best-known houses are those constructed in a range of settings for people such as artist Chris Ofili and actor Ewan McGregor." "Four essential components make up this, Adjaye's first monograph: an introduction by Stuart Hall; a documentation of thirteen of Adjaye's most important projects, over half of which are published here in full for the first time, presented through descriptions, detailed plans and photographs; a series of visual essays that highlight the tactile, luminous and luxurious nature of Adjaye's work; and essays from cultural critics who have been touched by his buildings."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Title:David Adjaye: Houses; Recycling, Reconfiguring, Rebuilding
Authors:Peter Allison
Info:Thames & Hudson (2005), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:architecture, monograph, minimal, interiors

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Monograph Library - shelved at: B11:ADJAYE
  HB-Library-159 | Oct 19, 2016 |
shelved at: 93 ADJ : Architects - David Adjaye
  PeterKent2015 | Feb 14, 2016 |
shelved at: 93 ADJ : Architects - David Adjaye
  mwbooks | Jan 22, 2016 |
David Adjaye Houses: recycling, reconfiguring, rebuilding exhibits the overt of a blossuming architecture practice. The book is prefaced by “Negotiating Architecture” an original work written by post-colonial writer Stuart Hall as an integral presentation to this monograph of houses. The houses, nearly all in London, are mostly about their interiors, shown in a play of materials. The publishers, Thames & Hudson, took Adjaye's use of material a step further mimicking the look and feel of the facade of the Elektra house on the book's jacket. The dozen or so works in the book are punctuated by drawings and writings by Deyan Sudjic and Caroline Roux, as well as details that seek to capture the ethos of the relationship between space & form, information versus drama. ( )
  architechnophilia | Jun 23, 2007 |
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