Kanner Architects has created their own approach to designing Modernist buildings and interiors that relate to their environments and exhibit distinct personalities. The firm works internationally, applying the optimism and adventurousness of its Southern California roots to the conditions indigenous to each site. Stephen H. Kanner, president and director of design, guides his staff in a fusion of structure, volume, material and color that results in buildings that are light, both in sense of weight and in their ability to find and exploit natural light. In this survey of 11 projects – recently completed or on the boards – Kanner Architects demonstrate the harmony of proportion and easy flow of space that marks the firm’s aesthetic. Stephen Kanner speaks with a distinctive language, solving problems with a timeless appeal more mindful of context than style.Stephen Kanner is the third Kanner to run the firm since his grandfather I. Herman Kanner opened it in 1946. In 1998, Stephen took over for his father, Charles, who led the firm for 24 years.
50 images, 15 renderings & 15 illustrations