700 Hillside, Albany

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Today we feature a very unusual postmodern residence perched on the side of the Albany Hill. It is the first home in the Bay Area designed and built by Berkeley designer Christopher Alexander who is best known for his revolutionary book on architectural theory “A Pattern Language”. The home features many of the oversized classical details and bright colors that postmodern architecture is known for, but Alexander’s postmodernism also incorporates post-structuralist literary criticism’s distaste for authorial import. The basic materials and methods were determined by Alexander, but the home itself was largely designed by the client. It is a highly intellectual take on architecture and the result is both challenging and unconventional.

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