American Architecture houses

December 21, 2011
House in Maryland

"After the success of our two prints celebrating the architectural achievements of iconic structures around the world—The Schematic of Structure and The Splendid Structures of New York—we decided to examine the elegance of the home, " the team at Pop Chart Lab said via email.

The designers embarked on a comprehensive research project to discover the changing traits of houses—how the rooflines morphed through the decades, how architects mined the past for new styles, and how the houses we come to know today evolved from a complex lineage. Because there was an information surplus—far too much to fit into one poster—they honed in on single-family residential architecture in the United States from 1600 to today. Virginia Savage McAlester's Field Guide to American Houses was the main reference.

Those with a knack for history might recognize the iconic Vanna Venturi house as a representative for postmodern design, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater for Organic, and the Gehry Residence for Deconstructivism. And those with a razor-sharp memory might be able to ID the houses they lived in. (I grew up in a spot that's a dead ringer for the Spanish-style ranch that's illustrated.) Pop Chart Labs hops the poster fosters "a general appreciation and respect for American design evolution for the home over the past 400 years" and that viewers will "learn more about an interesting topic that we see in everyday life."

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Source: www.fastcodesign.com
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