Architecture in Detail: Spaces

SKU: 1592531067

By Oscar Riera Ojeda and James McCown

"The reality of the building consisted not in the four walls and the roof but in the space within," wrote Lao Tzu. This book, "Spaces," is the fourth volume in the "Architecture in Detail" series, whose goal is to explore the current work of some of the top architects and interior designers in practice today. It is in the sequence of spaces of a building that an architect's personal design sense is seen and felt. This may include the subtle enfilade of a window framed by a door, the volume created as a compressive entrance space gives way to a high-ceilinged living room illuminated by clerestory windows, the way in which a room opens seamlessly onto a terrace. The details and their relationship to the spatial whole together form a built narrative, a testament to design ideas that transcend arbitrary styles and classifications.

  • 192 pages; hardcover
  • Published in 2005 by Rockport Publishers, Inc.