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Casas nómadas. Arquitectura en movimiento

Hardcover9.5 x 12.5 in.5.44 lb344 pages70Edition: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish Availability: Coming soon

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In this illustrated volume about nomadic homes, Philip Jodidio explores some of the most remarkable examples of homes on the move, from revamped Airstreams and clever luxury houseboats to refugee housing by Shigeru Ban. In an abundance of shapes, sizes, and extremes, each abode is presented with interior and exterior photography and a profile of its concept, designer, and inhabitants.
Nomadic Homes. Architecture on the move

Nomadic Homes. Architecture on the move


We Are All Nomads

Homes on the move around the world

Nomadic homes come in all shapes and sizes. They are for the wealthy and the poor, the trendy and the out-of-luck. Changing one’s place of residence is an endeavor that is as old as humanity, for reasons of season, or, more recently, to better occupy leisure time.

Written and edited by Philip Jodidio, this volume with illustrations by Russ Gray contains some of the most remarkable examples of homes on the move. Starting with totally revamped Airstream mobile homes, and going on to spectacular moveable vacation houses of the Epic Retreats “pop-up boutique hotel” in Wales, this book doesn’t stop moving, surveying the best in campers and tents, and going on to extravagant marine dwellings like BIG’s Urban Rigger, or the Manta Underwater Room in Zanzibar. At the other end of the spectrum, we find refugee housing for those forced into a life on the move, including shelters designed by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban.

What we discover throughout is that the nomadic spirit of our hunter-gatherer ancestors is very much alive in the modern world. Where architecture has often sought stability and thus the lack of movement, modernity has brought a sense of the finite, and a good deal of modesty about posterity and longevity. What more contemporary thought could there be than to seek nothing so much as to move, to grow perhaps, but always to move. “A good traveler,” said the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu “has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” As this book ably shows, it is the journey that counts.
The illustrator

Russ Gray is a designer/illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and runs his own creative studio, Russ Gray Design. He has been creative director and senior designer at several agencies working for worldwide brands such as Disney Publishing, Google, Franklin Mill, Chapters/Indigo, and New Scientist Magazine.

The editor

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on numerous major architects, including Norman Foster, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.

Casas nómadas. Arquitectura en movimiento
Hardcover24.2 x 31.7 cm2.47 kg344 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6234-8

Edition: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish



6 Ratings

Very inspiring

Rita,October 29, 2021
Very inspiring book! It´s also a good resource if you´re looking for alternative construction methods.

Interessante Wohnkonzepte

Matthias,October 28, 2021
Interessante Wohnkonzepte In spannenden Bildern festgehalten.

Extremely inspiring!

Federico,October 27, 2021
The ultimate guide for daydreamers!

New horizons

JF,October 27, 2021
A good book to discover new horizons.

Very interesting book

Andrea,October 27, 2021
This volume full of images collects some of the most extraordinary examples of itinerant homes. Page after page, the book shows us how the nomadic spirit of our ancestors is still alive in modern people.