Thursday, January 26, 2017

Book Review: Robert M. Gurney Architect: The Master Architect Series

I think that books on architecture are just as interesting as books devoted to interior design, especially when the architecture is award-winning. Robert M. Gurney Architect: The Master Architect Series, published by Images Publishing, provides exactly that in a monograph devoted to the work of Washington, D.C. based architect Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. 

Gurney designs contemporary style homes, staying ecologically aware by using natural materials and varied construction methods. Each of the houses have a symbiotic relationship with their picturesque surroundings, feeling warm and welcoming while at the same time, clean and modern. Brilliant photos of Gurney's work fill over 250-pages, featuring 23 projects across the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Gurney is dedicated to designing modern, thoughtfully ordered, and meticulously detailed residential and commercial spaces, and as I said, each project is uniquely sensitive to site and budget. Let's take a look inside shall we?

Honestly, I would jump at the chance to live in one of these glass wall houses, surrounded by nature, and completely open to the varied shades of light. I would decorate many of them very differently than you'll find in the book, but that's the beauty in having volumns like this one. You open yourself up to new styles and opinions, and then get to imagine your own aesthetic in each one. 

If you enjoy taking these "what-if" decorating daydreams as much as I do, take a further look at this book via the Amazon link below: 

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