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Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff

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At the forefront of the postwar phenomenon known as tropical modernism, Vladimir Ossipoff (1907–1998) won recognition as the “master of Hawaiian architecture.” Although he practiced at a time of rapid growth and social change in Hawaii, Ossipoff criticized large-scale development and advocated environmentally sensitive designs, developing a distinctive form of architecture ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 28th 2008 by Yale University Press (first published January 7th 2008)
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Natalie
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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There was an expo in Frankfurt in 2009. would have been better in the Vitra Museum, but oh well...

The book is expensive but worth reading for all aficionados of underrated modernist's, but not brutalist's architecture. Ossipoff incorporated the Japanese Zen kind of back to the basics minimalism with Hawaiian Lanais(lanai being an indoor roof covered space that is enclosed and weather protected) Ossipoff's Honolulu airport building was my first glance back in the days.

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