Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World. Vol. 280Availability: In Stock
“A compelling survey of the best in contemporary living, on a global scale.”
Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World. Vol. 280
When a House Is a Home
Volume 2 with a fresh selection of contemporary houses around the world
In Sri Lanka, Palinda Kannangara created the Frame Holiday Structure on a budget of $ 40,000. Built from steel scaffolding, exposed brick, and wood floors, the house can be easily disassembled and moved, adapting to the reality of the nearby floodplain. Luciano Lerner Basso’s Fortunata House in Brazil accommodates the surrounding nature: it was built around a tree of an endangered species and sits upon stilts so as not to disturb the forest floor. Miller Hull’s Loom House near Seattle has been called “the world’s most environmentally ambitious home renovation” because of its reliance on recycled materials and its efficient energy use.
Modern architectural history has been viewed primarily from a Western perspective and formed by men. More than 60 buildings from Vietnam, South Africa, India, China, and beyond—designed by men, women, and collectives—mark the end of this era. There is no longer a predominant style, and there probably never will be again. With photos by renowned architectural photographers, and precise descriptions as well as drawings from architectural offices, Philip Jodidio charts the diverse, sustainable architecture of the future. The private homes featured range from modest to extravagant. A beautiful house is always also a dream—and this book invites you to do just that.
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.
Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World. Vol. 2Hardcover, 464 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8700-6Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
ISBN 978-3-8365-9393-9Edition: Multilingual (English, Italian, Spanish)