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Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World

Hardcover, 9.7 x 14.6 in., 8.44 lb, 456 pages
US$ 80
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
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Discover the world’s finest crop of new homes. This dependable global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, 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.

Customer reviews (8)

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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, MVRDV, 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 Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, and soon Norman Foster.

Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World
Hardcover, 9.7 x 14.6 in., 8.44 lb, 456 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7117-3
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (8)

Sorprendente

MaY, November 06, 2021
Ottima selezione, davvero molto curata e ispirata.

How will we live together?

Gerd, November 03, 2021
Here is the answer!

Tolles Format

Stephan, October 28, 2021
Tolles großformatiges Buch über großartige Architekturen. Relativ oberflächlich.

Great looking book, perfect for inspiration

Gergely, October 27, 2021
Book looks great, and full with well photographed content, great as a gift for any architect.

muy entretenido

Victoria, October 27, 2021
muy entretenido, se aprende bastante

Un merveilleux livre

Pauline, November 03, 2021
Passionnant!
Un livre objet aussi intéressant que beau à regarder. Indispensable dans la bibliothèque.

Très beau livre

Aurélie, November 02, 2021
Magnifique livre pour mettre dans une bibliothèque ou sur une table basse : une grande qualité d'impression, de belles photos inspirantes et des détails sur chaque projet.

Inspiration für moderne Häuser

Felix, November 02, 2021
Tolles Buch, mit vielen spannenden Projekten und guter Inspiration für ein modernes Leben und eine zukunftsorientierte Bauweise.
Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World
Homes for Our Time.
Contemporary Houses around the World
US$ 80
Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World