Phillip James Dodd looks at some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture in Great Britain and the United States, while also examining how collaboration is the key to their successful design.
In reality collaborative relationships are rare, especially among designers, where each is often focused on their own individual objectives and unable to transcend their own egos. Often used as a catch-phrase, but not often realized, true collaboration requires an understanding—and an appreciation—of the role that all parties play in the design and construction of a home.
An Ideal Collaboration includes the work of some of the most notable names in contemporary residential design. Architects, decorators, landscape designers, consultants, builders, craftsmen, artists and vendors, all address the design process and the pivotal role that collaboration plays in creating cohesive timeless designs.