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Peter Allison

Thames & Hudson, 2017
304 pages
305 illustrations, 181 in colour
ISBN: 9780500343258

David Adjaye's award-winning buildings and urban schemes have met with critical and popular acclaim around the world. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, Adjaye enjoyed a wide-ranging education and opened his first office in London in 1994, making his name with a series of innovative houses for artists and creatives.

After twenty years of practice, houses now represent a smaller portion of Adjaye's work but continue to play a significant role in his output and development as an architect. Here, nine outstanding examples in diverse settings on four continents - from a Victorian suburb in London, to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a country park outside Nanjing, and a coastal landscape in Ghana - are presented in vivid detail. Each project engages sensitively with its location, pushes the boundaries of spatial invention and challenges received concepts of domestic space in the twenty-first century.


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