Twenty Houses by Twenty Architects

Twenty Houses by Twenty Architects

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This volume inaugurates a new series, aimed at a broad readership, and focuses in particular on the configuration of domestic space while also paying attention to the different modes of living that are beginning to emerge in the twenty-first century. The book presents twenty houses designed by the most celebrated architects of the moment, in a wide range of countries. Technical data, plans and a biographical profile of the architect are presented for each of the twenty homes, along with the project report. Located in very diverse geographical settings and designed by figures with an established international reputation - including Glenn Murcutt, Steven Holl, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Richard Meier and Rem Kollhaas - as well as by emerging young arhcitects, the twenty houses represent a significant moment of crystallization in contemporary architectural research. The discussion of the architecture also raises an investigation of the profound changes that are now taking place in the institution of the family, in its makeup, in the rhythms of its daily life and in the forms of its leisure and work.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 240 x 300 x 19.05mm | 1,406.14g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous col. photographs.
  • 1904313353
  • 9781904313359
  • 2,149,784

Table of contents

Beautiful houses: A Perfect World (introduction). Twenty houses presented in the following order:Casa Fuentes, Mexico, 2001, fABRica de arquitectura; House in Chicago, 1997, Tadao Ando; House in Blas, Spain, 1999, Alberto Campo Baeza; Blu House, Uruguay, 1995, Mariano Clusellas; Rose House, Australia, 2000, Engelen & Moore; House in Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain, 2001, Carlos Ferrater; House by the Sea, Greece, 1998, Silvia Gmur and Livio Vacchini; House in Victoria, Australia, 2000, Sean Godsell; El Sereno House, Mexico, 2000, Daniel Alvarez/GA Grupo Arquitectura; Y House, United States, 1999, Steven Holl, House in Floirac, France, 1998, OMA/Rem Koolhaas; House in Naples, United States, 1997, Richard Meier; House in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, 1999, Glenn Murcutt; House on the Fuji River, Japan, 2000, Satoshi Okada; Skywood House, England, 1998, Graham Phillips; House in Nercon, Chile, 1999, Smiljan Radic; Sobek House, Germany, 2000, Werner Sobek; House in Moledo, Portugal, 1998, Eduardo Souto de Moura; Ungers House, Germany, 1995, Oswald Mathias Ungers; House in Manhattan, New York, 1996, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
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About Mercedes Daguerre

Mercedes Daguerre is an architecture historian and an editor at the magazine Casabella. Since obtaining her architecture degree from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia in 1985, she has taught at various European and American universities and has written or contributed to several publications on contemporary architecture, including Mario Botta: Architecture 1960-1985, The Dictionary of Art, and Guida all'architettura del Novecento: Svizzera.
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