Louis Sauer The Architect of Low-rise High-density Housing (color version)
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... As one walks the streets of the Philadelphia, Sauer’s buildings stand out for the masterly way he calibrates architectural composition and the varied playfulness of his solutions which,... More > through a complex body of intuitively defined rules, one will find the very essence of Sauer’s field of action where he interprets the reality of the setting and its surroundings. This book, then, is an enjoyable, lively read, because it proposes a profoundly democratic architecture that opens individuals’ minds, leaves room to the end-user’s aesthetic sensibility and presupposes a curious, imagining heart...
From the Preface by P. C. Pignatelli
L. Sauer, born 1928, FAIA, Hon FRAIA, is an architect, professor and design theorist. Extensive projects have been built in the U.S.A. and Canada where his work is an example of planning and design originality.
A. Saggio (1955) teaches Architecture at «Sapienza» University (Rome). He is the founder of the book series "The IT Revolution in Architecture".< Less