Cool Contemporary Classic: Archer Humphryes Architects
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With numerous highly crafted and elegantly detailed projects produced for the commercial, leisure and private residential sectors, Cool Contemporary Classic highlights a selection of high profile buildings by David Archer and Julie Ann Humphryes, Directors of the award-winning London-based firm, Archer Humphryes Architects.
The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different specialism and introduced by leading thinkers in their respective fields.
Themes include: community and public spaces within the context of hotels; innovations in restaurant design; designer Sophie Conran discusses the home and reflects upon the Archer Humphryes Architects' sympathetic interior designs and lifestyle; and finally, the pair's works are explored in relation to culture and careful use of material.
Each chapter is filled with beautiful spreads. Photography, CGIs, sketches and moodboards illustrate the great variety of approach and attention to detail employed for each luxury, bespoke design. Through these images we learn exactly how each of these projects, all produced over the last ten years, have come together, and which elements drove their overall design.
Opening and closing the monograph is an introduction and conclusion from David Owen, Principal of Tony Fretton Architects.