Sparano + Mooney Architecture

A Way of Working



ISBN: 9783775750585 Category:

Michael Webb


The American architectural firm of Sparano + Mooney in Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, CA, stands for sustainable and innovative buildings that are harmoniously embedded in spectacular mountain landscapes. In this volume, architectural critic Michael Webb presents ten projects with the aid of photographs, drawings, sketches and texts, visualizing the process by which architectural ideas are conceived and realized. The architects respond in their plans to the overwhelming natural surroundings with restrained forms and the innovative detailing of materials. The firm’s models, sketches, conceptual drafts and fully executed buildings offer thoughtful perspective on developing architecture that thrives on the relationship between concept and place. Accompanying essays relate the buildings to their regional contexts and also highlight analogies to Land Art.

Additional information

Weight 1560 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 30.9 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 7 November 2022
Number of pages 264
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Thomas Carter, Hikmet Sidney Loe, Anne Mooney, and John Sparano
Dimensions 22.2 x 30.9 cm
Weight 1560 g


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Michael Webb (editor) is a Los Angeles-based writer who has authored more than twenty books on architecture and design, most recently Venice, CA: Art, Architecture in a Maverick Community; Architecture + Design LA; Architects' Houses and Building Community: New Apartment Architecture, while contributing essays to numerous publications. Webb is a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States and Europe. Growing up in London he was an editor at The Times and for Country Life, prior to relocating to the United States. Webb was awarded an honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects and made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his services to French culture.