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Marmol Radziner in the Landscape
Leo Marmol, Ron Radziner, Mona Simpson
Publication date: 09/17/2019
|The spectacular houses of Marmol Radziner merge interior and exterior life as they engage the built and natural environment. With lush photography and an expansive format, Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape focuses on the evolving relationship between house and landscape, revealing what the architects describe as "the gradual erasure of boundaries between indoor and outdoor" spaces.
This collection of nineteen houses, shown in over two-hundred full color photographs that will make readers swoon, is organized by habitat---desert, urban, canyon, and woodland---and includes projects in Arizona, Southern California, Utah, Nevada, and the Netherlands. A foreword by novelist Mona Simpson provides a personal reflection on her experiences in a Marmol Radziner house, while an interview with Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner and detailed descriptions of their projects offer insights into the architects' philosophy and process.
Marmol Radziner, a California-based architecture firm established in 1989 by Leo Marmol, FAIA, and Ron Radziner, FAIA, is known equally for its own designs and its restoration of modern masterworks, including homes by Richard Neutra, R. M. Schindler, and John Lautner. The design-build practice is the recipient of numerous local, regional, and national awards.
Editorial ReviewsA Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
"Site is a very handsome coffee table book on very talented architects/contractors."Garden Design Online:
"Anyone familiar with the work of Marmol Radziner knows that their expertise lies in the smooth transition between inside and outside....If you love modern landscapes, this is the book for you."Modern Luxury Scottsdale:
"Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner have become known for their earthy, indoor-outdoor approach to modernism and a cadre of celebrity clients. Their new book, Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape surveys 19 of the architects' homes in desert, canyon, urban, and woodland settings, exploring how lines between indoors and out have been blurred."Aesthetica:
"The boundaries between interior and exterior merge in the work of Los Angeles-based practice Marmol Radziner. Across desert, urban, canyon and woodland landscapes, buildings explore the relationship between homes and the environment. This book invites readers to discover structures in Arizona, Southern California, Utah, Nevada and the Netherlands."Architectural Record:
"With this lush coffee-table book, the architects exhibit original built work rather than their restorations of residences by midcentury architects such as Richard Neutra and John Lautner. Their rectilinear houses, many prefab, do not stray far from the modernist vein. Materials, including stone, concrete, wood, and metal, reflect the hues and textures of each building's natural site from vast desert land to dense forest. Large photographs highlight the connection between the works and their striking landscapes."Architectural Digest Online:
"If there's any contemporary firm that fully embodies the concept of indoor-outdoor living, it's the Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner."Houzz:
"Marmol Radziner, write in Site that architecture is seeing a 'gradual erasure of boundaries between indoor and outdoor' spaces. Accordingly, the book focuses on that evolution in more than 200 photos. Interviews with the authors offer additional insights into their philosophy and design process. Organized into categories such as woodland, desert, urban and canyon, the 19 featured projects blur the lines between the natural and built world."