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SENSE OF PLACE: ELEMENTS OF CALIFORNIA MODERNISM. Michael Webb. ORO Editions, Novato, 2014. 188 pp. with 174 ills. (173 col.). 31 x 24 cm. ISBN 9781941806272 In English.
Publisher's description: Sense of Place is a collection of built and un-built residences by Los Angeles-based firm Kovac Architects. Over the past twenty-five years, firm principal Michael Kovac has quietly built a number of idiosyncratic, modernist residences from rural Maine to Baja California; Sense of Place primarily looks at homes built in the foothills of Los Angeles. The firm's work characteristically rejects any signature form or formula- houses are pure responses to a site's characteristics and a client's program. For guidance, the office looks to a set of essentially modernist principles, distilled in Southern California by Schindler in the 1920's, and refined through the end of the Case Study House Program era in the late 1960's. Each house is conceived of as a unique, and deeply personal space, patiently and meticulously tailored from the finest materials. Although many of the homes in Sense of Place enjoy expansive vistas, the firm's houses are never conceived of as platforms for studying the environment from afar. Each embraces nature and often invites it in; one is made to not only see, but also to feel, the outdoors.
Artist(s):Kovac Architects (firm); Kovac, Michael
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160664
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