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Bringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for Themselves

09:30 - 26 August, 2018
Bringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for Themselves, Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma
Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma

Architects are often bound by the will of their client, reluctantly sacrificing and compromising design choices in order to suit their needs. But what happens when architects become their own clients? When architects design for themselves, they have the potential to test their ideas freely, explore without creative restriction, and create spaces which wholly define who they are, how they design, and what they stand for. From iconic architect houses like the Gehry Residence in Santa Monica to private houses that double as a public-entry museum, here are 9 fascinating examples of how architects design when they only have themselves to answer to.

Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma Melnikov House. Image © Denis Esakov Gehry Residence. Image via netropolitan.org Lyon Housemuseum / Lyons. Image © Dianna Snape + 20

Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo

04:00 - 16 March, 2015
Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo, Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo
Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo

Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hedemora Ö, Sweden
  • Developer

    Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias Granwald, Robobygg AB
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014