By Stephen Crafti
Architects' homes bargains an perception into how modern architects dwell within the houses they've got designed particularly for themselves and their family members: from warehouses to residences, from a wholly new construct to a considerable maintenance. within the absence of a 'client' and a proper short, architects could be actually adventurous, exploring groundbreaking, unconventional principles and fabrics in designing their very own homes. during this lavishly photographed ebook, Crafti seems to be on the interesting information of the method concerned, up to the outcome. What have been the demanding situations, the hardships and the issues confronted? Did principles need to be converted to fit the funds? have been there compromises alongside the way in which? What discoveries have been made? Architects' homes additionally explores the issues that didn't relatively visit plan. Their insights and trips will attract these searching for clean rules that transcend the conventional choices via architects.
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Architects' Houses by Stephen Crafti