27 Dec '11, 12pm

Andrew Geller, "Architect of Happiness", 1924- 2011

Andrew Geller, "Architect of Happiness", 1924- 2011

I had never heard of Andrew Geller, the architect of wonderful, small quixotic cabins until I read Alastair Gordon's 2003 book Beach Houses: Andrew Geller . I was working on modern prefabs then and was studying everything I could find on modern design for small spaces. Geller was a revelation, as was Gordon, who writes in his lovely tribute to the architect who died Christmas Day at 87: As far as I know, Geller’s houses were never published in “professional” magazines like Architectural Record and certainly not Architectural Forum. Geller posed something of a threat to the status quo. He was incredibly prolific, experimental, friendly, never took himself too seriously, could be irreverent, and even had dared to live a normal family life in suburban Long Island. He was successful in his own right, well outside the inner sanctum of the design world. He wasn’t practiced in th...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/andrew-gelle...

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