Book Love: Peter Pennoyer Architects

Today. I received the most gorgeous advance copy of another design book that you can preorder HERE. This tome by Peter Pennoyer is truly beautiful. The design is incredible but the architecture is moving from the estates to the cottages. The level of detail is inspiring.

For more than three decades, Peter Pennoyer Architects has upheld the gold standard of classically inspired residen- tial architecture, using scholarship and history as guiding principles to achieve harmony, proportion, and beauty for contemporary living. In the past decade, PPA has expanded from a practice specializing primarily in single-family resi-dential projects to a firm with diverse commissions around the globe—including museum exhibitions, theaters, high- rise buildings, historic preservation projects, and even the monumental clock at the heart of the new Moynihan Train Hall in the renovated McKim, Mead & White James A. Farley Post Office Building. The firm has also expandedartistically—adding interior design to their métier—and technologically. Though hand-drawing remains central to the practice, new digital tools have become a crucial part of the firm’s ever-evolving approach to design. The result is a dynamic creative process and expansive projects that represent the best of modern classical architecture.

“In our studio, we eschew potted history, instead we passionately scrutinize our sources and ideas to shape architecture that lasts .” —PETER PENNOYER

Peter Pennoyer Architects: City/ Country, the first monograph of the firm’s work in more than 12 years, features 19 projects from the last decade, ranging from urban townhouses, apartments, and apartment buildings to rural retreats, island abodes, and coastal homes. Written by architectural historian Anne Walker, the book is divided into two sections, “City” and “Country,” and whether in an urban setting or in the coun- tryside, each project reflects PPA’s imaginative interpretation of history and a commitment to instilling its work with an authentic sense of place.

I LOVE that the floorplans are also included.

It is such fun to see the space planning. 

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