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Designing private residences has its own very special challenges and nuances for the architect. The scale may be more modest than public projects, the technical fittings less complex than an industrial site, but the preferences, requirements, and vision of particular personalities becomes priority. The delicate task is to translate all the emotive associations and practical requirements of "home" into a workable, constructed reality.

This publication rounds up 100 of the world's most interesting and pioneering homes designed in the past two decades, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson,Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, and Peter Zumthor. Accommodating daily routines of eating, sleeping, and shelter, as well as offering the space for personal experience and relationships, this is architecture at its most elementary and its most intimate.

 

Details

ISBN: 9783836583954
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 592
Publication Date: 16 Oct 2020
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 34(H) x 25(L)
Weight (gm): 3830

 

Reviews

"Take a ride around the world's best new houses with TASCHEN... From timber shacks to glazed pavilions, there's a weird and wonderful inspiration for all." * Grand Designs *

 

Author Biography

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.
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