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Homes For Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World. 40th Ed.

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Enter the world’s finest homes in this dependable global digest featuring talents like Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-comers like Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Organized by architect and brimming with crisp photography and plans, the result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house.
Hardcover6.1 x 8.5 in.2.45 lb512 pages
“This illustrated volume celebrates the home of the future... you would move into any of these houses right now.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Homes For Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World. 40th Ed.

Homes For Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World. 40th Ed.


There’s No Place Like Home

Step into the world’s most beautiful private abodes

Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world’s finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa.

Here, there are homes in Australia and New Zealand, from China and Vietnam, in the United States and Mexico, and on to less expected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica. The result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house and a revelation that homes across the globe may have more in common than expected.

Among guava trees and abandoned forts in Western India is a sanctuary designed for and by Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture. The House of Three Streams is a sprawling spectacle with high ceilings, verandas, and pavilions, perched atop a ridge overlooking two ravines. A medley of steel, glass, wood, and stone, the house weaves along the contour of the landscape, almost as an extension of the forest.

Encina House by Aranguren & Gallegos, an elegant, sloping structure reminiscent of a gazebo, similarly inhabits its surrounding vista. Ensconced in a pine forest north of Madrid, the lower level is embedded in rock and connected to the upper by a natural stone wall.

Shinichi Ogawa’s Seaside House is an immaculate two-story minimalist marvel in Kanagawa that overlooks the Pacific. Its living area spills onto a cantilevered terrace and infinity pool, almost dissolving into the ocean as one seamless entity.

In Vietnam, Shunri Nishizawa’s House in Chau Doc exudes tropical sophistication with exposed timber beams, woven bamboo, plants, concrete panels, and inner balconies and terraces. Its corrugated iron panels act as moveable walls and shutters, ushering in views of surrounding rice fields.

These homes—along with more than 50 others—are each remarkably distinct in design. They all, however, toe the line between inside and outside, each one symbiotic with its surroundings.

The author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Homes for Our Time 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. 40th Ed.
Hardcover15.6 x 21.7 cm1.11 kg512 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8191-2

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)

ISBN 978-3-8365-8192-9

Edition: Multilingual (English, Italian, Spanish)
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15 Ratings


Guillaume,October 28, 2021
Wish I had enough money and talent to build those houses

A Book for my Time

Sorcha,October 27, 2021
A distinctly unique book with its beautiful black pages contrasting with the white hardline drawings. Well explored drawings and descriptions give great insight to the homes.

Evocative Inspiration!

Deb,October 27, 2021
If you are looking for inspiration or just want to day dream - the houses in this book are outstanding.

Great book

Lovro,October 27, 2021
Recomend for everyone who loves house design, great inspirations for decore of home

Houses to dream about

Shirley,October 27, 2021
If you are unhappy with your current home, don't buy this book. It won't help!