IMPROVISATIONS ON THE LAND HOUSES OF FERNAU HARTMAN
A generous look at the San Francisco Bay Area architects’ pioneering
approach to sustainable houses, ranging from the vineyard regions of
California to Telluride, Colorado; the rugged ranch lands of Montana and
the picturesque hamlets of the Hudson Valley and Martha’s Vineyard.
Since its formation in 1981, Fernau + Hartman has become renowned for
its imaginative expansion of the possibilities of site- and
region-specific architecture. Leaders in these concepts, as well as in
sustainable design long before its currency today, Fernau + Hartman’s
houses maximize the connection between the natural and built
environments, intensify the experience of place, and invite an open,
playful, and inventive approach to life. A Newport Beach weekend house
has flexible sleeping quarters and almost everything else (spaces for
cooking, eating, showering, and bathing) is outdoors; a house made of
alternating indoor and outdoor rooms climbs up a Sonoma County hillside;
and an island house inspired by the fishing village of Menemsha is
composed as three independent gabled “sheds” docked at a central
screened porch featuring a fireplace and dining table.
With essays by Beth Dunlop, Laura Hartman, Thomas Fisher, and Daniel P. Gregory, Improvisations on the Land creates
a multifaceted portrait of the firm’s history, philosophy, and
practice—revealing as much about their process as the finished houses
themselves. Models, axonometric drawings, floor and site plans,
elevations, and photographs of vernacular structures—from a collapsed
barn in Montana, to Colorado mining compounds and a louvered colonnade
in the Sacramento River Delta—contribute to a full appreciation of
Fernau + Hartman’s work, how its sense of spontaneity and joy provides
the antidote to so much of the self-conscious architecture that
surrounds us, and results in houses that push the possibilities of
residential design today.
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