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Praised as "modernist savants" by means of the New York Times, Marmol Radziner + affiliates have redefined the indoor-outdoor California way of life made well-known by means of mythical mid-century modernists akin to Richard Neutra and Albert Frey. Their multifaceted tasks contain not just residential, advertisement, and institutional structures but additionally mid-century glossy domestic restorations, furnishings, and prefab domestic production. even if development a Hollywood hideaway that floats ethereally over a lush backyard or a childcare middle for LAX airport staff, each one undertaking embodies the philosophy of the company by way of integrating finely crafted info with technically artistic glossy areas. Marmol Radziner + Associates explains intimately how this pioneering design-build firmone of the few led by way of architectshas controlled to combine buildinginstallation, development, and fabrication into one seamless layout approach. Architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner supply an open and sincere account of the interior workings in their award-winning enterprise. Their own views mixed with interviews with staff, consumers, and collaborators spotlight the synergistic nature in their paintings. This specified monograph takes the reader from the early levels of conceptual layout all through building with targeted awareness interested in their leading edge options to a number of on-site challenges.
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