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The Architecture of [STRANG]

Aaron Betsky Max Strang Anne-Marie Russell Claudio Manzoni Kris Tamburello Venjhamin Reyes Oscar Riera Ojeda

668 pages
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc
. Second Monograph on the Miami-based, award-winning firm. 10 featured residences and a chronology section with built and in-built work. Photography by Claudio Manzoni, Kris Tamburello, Robin Hill, Calder Wilson and others. Essay by Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director of Architecture Sarasota. Other contributions by John T. O'Connor and Max Strang The work of [STRANG] is beautifully explored in this robust monograph which highlights the firm's site-specific and climate-driven designs. The ability to create stunning architectural designs while maintaining an acute awareness of the surrounding environment has come to define their work. Under the creative direction of Max Strang FAIA, the Miami-based firm continues to advance many of the timeless concepts set forth by the famed Sarasota School of Architecture. Strang's early exposure to that mid-century modernism movement resulted in a deep respect for structures that are intimately connected to their surroundings as they celebrate the Florida climate.This second monograph of Strang's contains a collection of conceptual drawings, text, and professional photography that underscores the ongoing relevance and importance of regional modernist design. It is the architectural responses to site and climate that infuse the specific designs with character and identity, resulting in a uniquely Floridian version of modernism.
Author Bio

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 two 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 Birkh user, Byggf rlaget, 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.

Aaron Betsky is Director of the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. Previously, he was President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. A critic of art, architecture, and design, Mr. Betsky is the author of over twenty books on those subjects. He writes a twice-weekly blog for architectmagazine.com, Beyond Buildings.

Trained as an architect and in the humanities at Yale University, Mr. Betsky has served as the Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006-2014) and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2001-2006), as well as Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1995-2001).

In 2008, he also directed the 11th Venice International Biennale of Architecture. His latest books are Fifty Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright (2021), Making It Modern (2019) and Architecture Matters (2019). His Anarchitecture: The Monster Leviathan will be published by The MIT Press in 2022.

Max Strang is the Founding Principal of [STRANG]. Through his work and discourse, he has consistently underscored the ongoing relevance and importance of regional modernism to an international audience. In 2016, Strang was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He has also received the Silver Medal from the Miami Chapter of the AIA, the highest honor the organization can bestow. Strang provides ongoing strategic and creative oversight to the firm and serves as an engaging mentor for its architects, designers and project managers. Additionally, he has led design studios at the University of Miami, Florida International University and the University of Florida.

Prior to launching the firm in 2001, Strang worked in the offices of Zaha Hadid and SHoP Architects. The architect of greatest influence, however, was Florida's Gene Leedy, a pioneering member of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Strang was raised in a home designed by Leedy and later interned at his Winter Haven office. Strang is a graduate of the University of Florida and Columbia University.

Anne-Marie Russell is an art historian with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a M.A. in Art History, from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is responsible for designing an M.A. program in critical connoisseurship at Christies and is co-founder of one of the first art sites on the internet. She has produced and directed award-winning art documentaries, and taught at the University of Arizona, while developing the MOCA Tucson where she served as the Executive Director and Chief Curator.

Anne-Marie has also been instrumental in preserving modernist architecture, notably the Garrett Eckbo TCC Fountain Complex and the William Wilde neo-Brutalist fire station, both in Tucson, Arizona. She created the Sarasota Art Museum, serving as their inaugural Executive Director and currently serves as Executive Director of Architecture Sarasota, which stewards Sarasota's important architectural legacy and promotes principles of good design in the region.

Claudio Manzoni obtained his degree in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in 1984. The interest in light and its revealing effect on shapes and spaces led him to incorporate photography as a means of expression for the architectural narrative. Self-taught training photographer, accompanying the evolution of techniques and equipment using medium format and large format in traditional and digital support.

He developed his professional activity successively in Ushuaia (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires and Córdoba (Argentina). With a particular look at the rural and urban landscape, transforming the simple into sublime is his slogan. Professional freelancer, his photographs have been published in international architecture media, helping the diffusion of the work of architects of diverse countries.

Kris Tamburello is a photographer, videographer and multi-disciplined artist. His work includes architectural & interior photography, videos and digital abstract art. Kris' style favors the bold and graphic while still portraying a subtlety from his detailed viewpoint and technical proficiency.

He travels to NY and throughout the US and Europe to work for clients. Born and raised in Brooklyn, and after living in Los Angeles for two years, he moved to Miami in 2015 to continue the pursuit of art.

Venjhamin Reyes Award Winning Architectural & Interior Design Photographer based in Miami, Florida.