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Houses: The Architecture of Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney

Houses: The Architecture of Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney

Houses: The Architecture of Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney


NAGLE HARTRAY. Tigerman, Stanley.
Edizioni Press, 2005
SKU 68649

Monograph on the Chicago based firm, NHDKMP, founded in 1966. 

At any time, projects in the NHDKMP office might range from a school addition to a high-rise tower to an urban plan, but always include a single-family house. House design represents the historical and conceptual foundation of the firm. While NHDKMP has expanded its practice, the house design has embedded itself in other design typologies. House construction is the testing ground for ideas in scale, use of materials, spatial manipulation, detail, and expression of forms, and these ideas inform the firm's other work. While NHDKMPs houses suggest a consistent modernist sensibility, attention to the client, site, and construction results in a variety of solutions. Over the past several years, the firm has compiled a "logbook" of houses, loosely categorized according to design approach.

This book is a more permanent version of that logbook. The selection of houses and some related projects are taken from almost four decades of the partnership's designs. The firm's broad range of building types includes residences, multiple-family dwellings, and high-rise housing. K-12 schools and university buildings include the Latin School of Chicago, Francis W. Parker School, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and projects at Northwestern, the University of Chicago, and Washington, University. Public, civic, and religious buildings include the Spurlock Museum, the Oak Park Public Library, and several convents. Chicago's Harpo Studios and Greyhound Bus Terminal are among the commercial buildings completed.

Since its founding in 1966, the firm has won more than 20 Distinguished Building Awards from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the National AIA. Some 50 awards from other organizations and magazines have also been received. The firm's work has been published nationally and internationally.

HB / 159 pp. / color illus.