Midcentury Houses Today (Hardcover)

Midcentury Houses Today By Cristina A. Ross, Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz, Michael Biondo, John Dixon (Introduction by) Cover Image

Midcentury Houses Today (Hardcover)


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Traces the evolution of midcentury houses and demonstrates how they are experienced and lived in today

This expanded and updated edition of the 2014 classic focuses on the concentration of midcentury houses in New Canaan, Connecticut, built by noted architects including Marcel Breuer, Eliot Noyes, Philip Johnson, John Black Lee, and Edward Durell Stone. This new edition addresses the issue of preservation and adaptive reuse as a sustainable architectural strategy.

A representative group of 17 houses reveals an evolving legacy, now adapting to contemporary life. Each is examined in detail, with plans, timelines, and both archival and new photography, capturing the clean, minimalist look of the initial construction and re-imagining by significant architects of our time. Today preservation and renovation of older buildings has new visibility as a sustainable approach. As the National Trust for Historic Preservation has said, “The greenest building is the one that is already built.”

Cristina A. Ross is an architect and preservationist, based in New Canaan, and a board member of Preservation Connecticut.

Lorenzo Ottaviani is the creative director of Lorenzo Ottaviani Design.

Jeffrey R. Matz is a practicing architect in Stamford, Connecticut.

Michael Biondo is an architectural photographer whose work has appeared in numerous design publications.

Product Details ISBN: 9781580936101
ISBN-10: 1580936105
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Publication Date: April 24th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English