"Luminous Living | David Adjaye" is a book that features selected residential works designed by the famous architect David Adjaye; from his humble beginnings in 1999 up until today.
Considering the fact that there are so many aspects to David Adjaye's work, I decided to boil it down, firstly, by focusing only on his residential projects. While his commercial buildings are beautiful as well and play with wonderful patterns, I simply love the aura of simplicity his houses seem to exude. Adjaye is always playing with the positive versus the negative, dark versus light. While his outer structures seem conservative and restrictive, his interiors bathe in light. I wanted the book to focus on this ideology of his and hence all the pictures I have used are black and white. They take away one's focus from materiality and give heed to the openness of his structure and the importance of light. The color scheme used, i.e. a grayscale palette with a single accent highlight; also works towards this goal. The type placement adds another layer to the design. While being heavily influenced by strict grid systems, it is playful within the spread itself; similar to Adjaye's building structures.