All good design adheres to certain rules. Over three decades of practice
Deborah Berke Partners has developed and continually refines its own set of design principles.
House Rules explores eight guiding principles as they relate to the firm’s residential work. These range from the mundane—Account for all
things; display a few—to the aspirational—Honor daily life. The book
delves deeply into the firm’s working process and its unique approach
to design, showcasing over 50 built houses arranged in chapters according
to the House Rules. Explanatory captions accompany over 200 photographs
and drawings to engage enthusiasts and practitioners alike.
“As we pinned up photos and drawings of long-completed projects alongside more recent ones, it became evident that what unified these houses into a single body of work wasn’t anything outward – say, a favorite material or repeated motif – but something inward. The consistency resided in our convictions and thinking as architects” – Marc Leff, Afterword
Publisher: Rizzoli (July 12, 2016)
Dimensions: 10.1 × 1 × 10.6 inches
Hardcover: 208 pages