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What happens when someone who has spent much of their life critiquing architecture and design builds a house, when the author of The Perfect $100,000 House confronts imperfect reality? What is the distance between the shelter-book fantasy of home building and what actually transpires on site? Are decades of ruminating about architecture useful in day-to-day dealings with an architect and a contractor?
Karrie Jacobs is a professional observer of the unnatural landscape. She currently writes for Architect Magazine and Curbed.com and is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts’ MA program in Design Research. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell and the founding executive editor of Benetton’s Colors.