Explore 400 of the world's most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century
history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite
opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic
Houses: Extraordinary Living celebrates the
incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from
Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial
innovation in the 21st century.
The 400 houses in this collection
are organized in curated pairings, with each entry featuring an
evocative image and an engaging description. Styles presented include
Modernism, Postmodernism, Brutalism, Regionalism, Deconstructivism, and
International Style. Houses are from countries and locations worldwide
that are famed for their houses, such as Australia and Japan, the Case
Study Houses in Los Angeles, New Canaan in Connecticut, and Fire Island
in New York.
Explore the creative imaginations of hundreds of
internationally renowned architects past and present, as well as dozens
of awe-inspiring houses by lesser-known and emerging talents. Iconic
architects of the twentieth century, including Le Corbusier, Mies van
der Rohe, and Marcel Breuer, as well as the very best of contemporary
architects working around the world today, such as Tadao Ando, Grafton,
and Steven Holl are included.
Houses: Extraordinary Living is the perfect gift for designers and architects, and anyone interested in where - and how - people live.