21st Century Houses: 150 of the World's BestHardback
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- Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 456 pages
- Dimensions: 262mm x 264mm x 38mm | 2,341g
- Publication date: 16 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: Mulgrave, Victoria
- ISBN 10: 1864703814
- ISBN 13: 9781864703818
- Illustrations note: 800 col
- Sales rank: 140,936
'21st Century Houses: 150 of the World's Best' offers a bumper selection of outstanding contemporary designs in gorgeous, glossy colour spreads. From modest to massive and everything between, all the houses feature the latest trends in building and interior design and provide a revealing glimpse of what it's like to live in some of the most spectacular houses in the world. Locations include the USA, UK, India, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Netherlands, Japan, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, UAE, Slovenia, Argentina, South Africa, Austria, Malaysia, and more. This title features 150 of the world's most prominent architects, including US architects Swatt Miers, Marmol Radziner, OSKA, LPA Inc, and Moore Ruble Yudell; European architects Jarmund Vigsnaes, Paul de Ruiter, Antonino Cardillo, Marc Kohler Architects, Damiliano Studio, and K-M Architects; and, South American architects Marcio Kogan, Una Arquitectos, FGMF, BAK Arquitectos, and Artadi Arquitectos.
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By Felix Li 31 Aug 2013
I can't say I agree with some of the selections, but it still offers some inspiring house designs and pretty pictures presented with quality. I liked how it included a house plan for all the houses. However, I found the text to be very brief and lacking in detail, and there were too many photos for some boring houses, whilst too few for some more interesting designs.
If you're looking for a bunch of pictures of good contemporary house designs, this book is for you.
If you are after a book containing more than just a brief (paragraph-long) description of houses, then this isn't for you.
Table of contents
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