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Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects

Seventy-five Works

544 pages
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc
These seventy-five works are the harvest of seventeen years of exploration from our office in San Francisco. With this admired city as backdrop, we search for ways to produce fitting contemporary architecture in its highly conservative terrain. These local efforts have provided opportunities to also work nationally.The projects describe allied explorations of Outsides and Insides, Places and Programs, Contexts and Contents.Outsides are about building the evolving city with continuity. More than 80% of the fabric of cities is housing, so urban grain is predominantly composed of dwellings, and multifamily housing has become a focus of our work where we have explored ways to be both contextual and contemporary simultaneously.Insides are about blankness, emptiness to provide indeterminate shelter which frees occupants to inhabit space at their will. We aim to make architecture as apparatus rather than object, instrument rather than monument. We think of buildings as support for human events, more like a camera than a photograph, more like a telephone than a conversation.
Author Bio
Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Master’s in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He has also taught at other schools, including the Elliot Noyes Professor at Harvard University GSD, the Bruce Goff Professor at University of Oklahoma, Norman, as well as UCLA, Rice, SCIARC, Cornell, Syracuse, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has given more than 250 public lectures in the United States and abroad. His first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz|Natoma Architects Inc., has completed many buildings and projects. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House. Three previous books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in national and international magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.

Robert McCarter is a practicing architect, author, and, since 2007, Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis; he has previously taught at the University of Florida (1991-2007), where he was also the founding Director of the School of Architecture; Columbia University (1986-1991) where he was also Assistant Dean; and as visiting professor at University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture; the IUAV (Venice); the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam); University of Louisville; and North Carolina State University, as well as being Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome on three occasions. Since 1982 he has had his own architectural practice in New York, Florida and St. Louis, with 25 realized buildings. He is the author of twenty-four books, including Louis I. Kahn (2nd edition, 2022); Place Matters: The Architecture of WG Clark (2019); Grafton Architects (2018); Marcel Breuer (2016); The Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture (2016); Steven Holl (2015); Aldo van Eyck (2015); Alvar Aalto (2014); Carlo Scarpa (2013); Understanding Architecture: A Primer on Architecture as Experience (2012, with Juhani Pallasmaa); Louis I. Kahn (2005), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1997). McCarter was one of 71 International Exhibitors for the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture, and he was named one of the “Ten Best Architecture Teachers in the US” by Architect magazine in December 2009.

Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in the US, China, and Argentina. Born in 1966, in Buenos Aires, he moved to the United States in 1990. Since then, he has published over three hundred books, assembling a remarkable body of work notable for its thoroughness of content, timeless character, and sophisticated and innovative craftsmanship. • Oscar Riera Ojeda’s books have been published by many prestigious publishing houses across the world, including Birkhäuser, Byggförlaget, The Monacelli Press, Gustavo Gili, Thames & Hudson, Rizzoli, Damiani, Page One, ORO editions, Whitney Library of Design, and Taschen. • Oscar Riera Ojeda is also the creator of numerous architectural book series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, The New American House and The New American Apartment, Architecture in Detail, and Single Building. • His work has received many international awards, in-depth reviews, and citations. He is a regular contributor and consultant for several publications in the field. • In 2001 Oscar Riera Ojeda founded ORO Editions, a company at which he was responsible for the completion of nearly one hundred titles. In 2008 he established his current publishing venture, Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, a firm with fifteen employees and locations across three continents.