Steven Ehrlich Houses

We recently had the pleasure of having Steven Ehrlich visit our office and give a talk about his work. He is as personable as his work is fascinating. He left us with a recently published book of his work titled Steven Ehrlich Houses. We have featured two of the houses that are covered in the book if you would like a preview of what the book has to offer. (Ehrlich Architects’ projects houses and more) The book, of course, offers a far more in-depth look at the projects including a title page for each project with photographs of what inspired the design. As a world traveler who lived in west Africa for 6 years, Ehrlich’s inspirational photographs are captivating and clearly illustrate the driving force behind each project.

Product Description:

“Residential design forms the core of Steven Ehrlich’s award-winning architectural practice. Sixteen houses are presented here, designs characterized by the fusion of powerful modernist forms with the cultural, climatic, and contextual particulars of place.

Ehrlich spent six years living, teaching, traveling, and studying indigenous vernacular architecture in North and West Africa. During that time he was immersed in the visceral power and raw beauty of “Architecture Without Architects” and dazzled by settings like the luminous Zaria Mosque in Nigeria, the textured hill towns of Tunisia, the maze-like souks of Fez, the protected and intimate courtyard houses of Marrakesh, the gravity-defying raised forts of Ghana, and the interconnected desert cities of Algeria.

At the same time Ehrlich had a deep commitment to modernism, with its focus on minimalism, honesty in materials, and rooted connection to the land. Over a thirty-year career he has brought these two strands together in the houses he has designed in the desert landscape of Southern California and the Southwest. There are commonalities in these houses—generous volumes, visual clarity, large windows, interlocking rooms, protected courtyards, structural honesty, richly textured materials, and a connection to nature—but each home is a new beginning, a chance to learn and to create a spatial experience.”

Contents:
007 Introduction by Sam Lubell
013 Kalfus Studio


025 Addition to Neutra Beach Hous


037 Schindler House on Ellis Avenue

049 700 Palms Residence

069 Webster Residence

083 Boxenbaum Residence

097 Schulman Residence

111 Canyon Residence
125 Waldfogel Residence
143 Zeidler Residence

163 Leonard Residence

175 Carrillo Residence

193 Wolfe Residence

205 Helal Residence
223 Kreuzer-Schroeder Residence
227 McElroy Residence
231 MacMillan Residence
236 Project Credits
239 Acknowledgements
240 Illustration Credits

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press (April 12, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580933068
ISBN-13: 978-1580933063

Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Steven Ehrlich Houses" 31 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=179699>

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