Enrique Norten (Paperback)

A House in the City (Graduate School of Design Eliot Noyes)

By Brooke Hodge (Editor), Andrew Bush (Photographer), Carlos Jimenez (Contribution by)

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 9780935617436, 93pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

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Description

From an interview with Enrique Norten by Brigitte Shim:

Shim: Throughout modern architecture, the house has been a laboratory for invention. It has been a testing ground for architects to explore new ideas using the ordinary program of kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living space. How is this house used to push your architecture?

Norten: What I was looking for with this house was probably a return to the main principles of modernism. I was trying to look for the very basics of architecture: a simple structure, simple construction methods, and straightforward spatial conditions that would satisfy the needs of our family. The house was a laboratory where I was looking back to where the tradition of modernity started, and I tried to recapture that.