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100 Contemporary Houses : Architecture Book

New Homes Publication by TASCHEN

19 Jan 2012

100 Contemporary Houses Book

100 Contemporary Houses Book
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Innovations at home

Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China

Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts.

Contemporary House
photo : Christian Richters

Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects are forever looking for innovative solutions—rethinking the way we inhabit our home and live our daily lives is all part of the job when designing a house.

Contemporary Home
photo : Daici Ano

Nowadays environmental concerns have become crucial in building sustainable structures, changing the playing field quite profoundly. This two-volume publication rounds up 100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes from the past decade, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, UNStudio, and Peter Zumthor.

Contemporary Residence
photo : James Dow

The author:
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

100 Contemporary Houses
Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, 2 vols. in slipcase
24 x 30.5 cm, 688 pages
£ 34.99 / € 39.99
DKK 399.90

ISBN 978-3-8365-2330-1
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German

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