This book is about houses Pakistani architects have designed for themselves. Presented chronologically for the past six decades these houses reflect the personality design philosophy and lifestyle of each architect. Collectively they also represent an evolving social history of urban living. With photos plans and distinguishing motifs and number of short essays reflecting on the architecture scene in Pakistan this book will be the interest to the casual reader as well as to the student of architecture and scholar of architectural theory and criticism. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This colourful and attractive book is about houses Pakistani architects have designed for themselves. It profiles the designs of over one hundred architects, established professionals as well as young practitioners from all over the country. Presented chronologically, these houses reflect the personality, design philosophy and lifestyle of each architect. It is based on the premise that architects, while designing their own houses, are able to express themselves more effectively and without compromise to external factors. Such houses are therefore likely to be the truest possible expressions of the owner-architects abilities and attitudes.
Collectively these houses and home interiors also represent an evolving social history of urban living in Pakistan. With photos, plans and a number of short essays reflecting on the architecture scene in Pakistan, the book will be of interest for personal collection, as a gift, for libraries, and for scholars of Pakistani and South Asian architectural theory and criticism. The book's foreword is written by Arif Hasan.
Mukhtar Husain, the author, is a well-known professional practicing in Pakistan since 1973. Besides his involvement with building and planning projects, he has been teaching and writing for over thirty years.
About the Author:
Mukhtar Husain has been practicing architecture in Pakistan since 1973. He was Chief Architect of the Jinnah Terminal complex at Karachi Airport from its concept stage in 1985 upto its completion in 1992. He was later the Executive Director at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi. He has also been associated with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture as a Technical Reviewer for two cycles. In 1997, he set up FNMH Architecture, his own architectural practice in Karachi, and has been involved with a variety of projects within Pakistan and abroad.
Besides his involvement with building and planning projects, he has been teaching and writing for over thirty years. His writing and work has been frequently published in local and foreign professional journals, magazines, and newspapers, and he is frequently sought after as a commentator on architecture in Pakistan for television as well as the print media. He spent almost five years working on this book, personally visiting houses throughout the country, and meeting the architects featured.
Mukhtar Husain received a Bachelor's degree in architecture from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) in 1971, and a Master's degree in 1972. He also holds a Certificate in Housing in Islamic Cultures from Harvard / MIT.
Title: 100+1 Pakistani Architects and Their Own ...
Publisher: FNMH Architecture
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: New
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