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Twenty Houses by Twenty Architects

The 20 houses in this book represent a cross-section of the most innovative residential design completed worldwide since the 1990s by some of the most talked-about architects working today. Included are celebrated architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Steven Holl, and Richard Meier, as well as emerging talents such as fABRica de Arquitectura in Mexico and Graham Phillips in England. Houses are located in widely diverse areas - from the heart of Manhattan to the seaside in Greece, and from the Spanish countryside to the suburbs of London. Beginning where Modernism left off, these architects are using the private house as a laboratory to explore new issues in domestic living. The book begins with an introduction that discusses 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. Each house is showcased on 12 pages that open with a brief project description, biographical profile of the architect, and project data. The following spreads present plans, elevations, and sections, and full-colour photographs.
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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 Gm r 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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