Different ways of living and thinking about the space of the home, in twenty of the most innovative, spectacular projects of the last few years.
[20 architects for twenty houses] The first title in the new series ad esempio investigates the various ways of defining domestic space in the projects of the greatest contemporary architects from all over the world.
The houses carefully selected by the author Mercedes Daguerre are twenty in number, located in different geographical contexts: from the United States to Japan, Europe to Latin America to Australia. They are designed by leading names on the international architecture scene (Glenn Murcutt, Steven Holl, Tod Williams, Richard Meier, Rem Koolhaas), but also by emerging young architects, and represent a significant moment of crystallization of contemporary design research. Starting with different archetypes of the modern tradition, these examples of today’s domestic architecture are seen in comparison to one another, becoming a stimulating laboratory of experimentation assembled in a single volume.
Each house, accompanied by a biographical profile and a short technical profile provided by its architect, is shown with its plan and main elevations, and an exceptional selection of interior and exterior views, all in color.