• The Money Pit (1986)
    Directed by Richard Benjamin. With Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov. A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
    Directed by HC Potter. With Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.





  • Ada Louise Huxtable
    She has written over ten books on architecture, including a 2004 biography of Frank Lloyd Wright for the Penguin Lives series.
  • Percival and Paul Goodman
    Banning Cars from Manhattan: This seminal essay by Percival and Paul Goodman was first published in Dissent in 1961 and had a strong influence on environmentalists' attempts to tame the automobile in the following decades.
  • Vitruvius
    Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80-70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was a Roman writer, architect and engineer who wrote De architectura, known today as The Ten Books on Architecture, which influences architects to this day because he asserted that a structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitas, utilitas, venustas - that is, it must be strong or durable, useful, and beautiful.
  • David Macaulay
    Author of several books on architecture and design: Cathedral, Castle, Pyramid, Roman City and numerous illustrated books
  • Ray and Charles Eames
  • Alexander Girard
    My mentor.