The New American Apartment: Innovations in Residential Design and Construction: 30 Case Studies
Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
square 8vo. pp. 264. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. paperback (near fine - slight crease to lower left front corner). [New York]: Whitney Design Library, .
ISBN-10: 0823031667 / ISBN-13: 9780823031665
Responding to increasing client and designer interest in urban dwellings, this volume features a well-documented selection of thirty of the best apartment designs in the United States completed over the past decade. The examples cover a broad spectrum of building types, styles, budgets, and scales, including prewar and postwar units, brownstones, lofts, and adaptive-use conversions. Each case study includes context-setting exterior photos, lavish photographs of interiors, and clearly annotated drawings ranging from design sketches to construction drawings and details of special features. The illustrations are accompanied by concise, lucid texts that highlight the ideas, as well as the technical and material decisions underpinning each design. Included are works by some of the best-known and most inventive design practitioners in the country, such as Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Hariri & Hariri, George Ranalli, Krueck & Sexton, and Machado and Silvetti, among others.