Cool Contemporary Classic: Archer Humphryes Architects

Cool Contemporary Classic: Archer Humphryes Architects

Archer Humphryes: Conran, Sophie; Buxton, Pamela; Humphryes, Julie; Kucharek, Jan-Carlos; Heathcoate, Edwin

See other items by same author: Archer Humphryes: Conran, SophieBuxton, PamelaHumphryes, JulieKucharek, Jan-CarlosHeathcoate, Edwin

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  • 9781908967275
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 192
  • Artifice Press
  • Mar 2016
Cool Contemporary Classic highlights 26 high-profile, highly-crafted and elegantly detailed projects from sectors including luxury hotels, private residential, and restaurants, bars and cafes by award-winning, London-based practice, Archer Humphryes Architects.An opening design manifesto by practice Directors David Archer and Julie Humphryes and an introduction by Pamela Buxton (London-based architecture and design journalist) are followed by texts by Edwin Heathcote (architecture and design critic of The Financial Times), Jan-Carlos Kucharek (senior editor of the RIBA Journal and editor of its sister title Products in Practice).A highly illustrated, 448 page title with beautiful photography, Cool Contemporary Classic illustrates the practice's approach to each project, the historical research carried out to inform each design as well as the attention to detail employed by Archer Humphryes Architects for each bespoke design. Through these images we learn how each of these projects, all produced over the last eleven years, have come together, and which elements drove their overall design.
From designing projects to sit within public spaces to interior design, Cool Contemporary Classic examines a wide range of subjects and will be of interest to students, professionals and anyone with an interest in contemporary architecture, interior design and lifestyle aesthetics.