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100 Contemporary Houses, 2 Vol. [Hardcover]

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Book Description

March 20 2012 25
Maisons contemporaines exceptionnelles, du Chili à la Croatie en passant par la Chine Les architectes sont plus libres d’exprimer leurs idées et de tester de nouveaux concepts lorsqu’ils dessinent des maisons particulières que lorsqu’ils travaillent pour des entreprises, privées ou publiques. Mais la conception d’espaces de vie s’accompagne d’une série de défis que les architectes cherchent constamment à relever de façon innovante; créer une maison, c’est forcément repenser le quotidien et les fonctions de l’habitat. Les préoccupations environnementales sont aujourd’hui essentielles dans la construction de structures durables et ont considérablement changé la donne. Cette publication en deux volumes rassemble 100 maisons parmi les plus intéressantes et les plus innovantes des dix dernières années, signées par une pléiade de talents, prometteurs ou confirmés, parmi lesquels John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, UNStudio ou Peter Zumthor.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Slp edition (March 20 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836523302
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836523301
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 5 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected July 12 2013
By LA - Published on Amazon.com
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Most of the architects are from Japan. Not very many designs that I can relate to or pass ideas on to my clients here in the US. Good table top book to browse through once or twice.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great March 18 2013
By Victor Amaral - Published on Amazon.com
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This set has A LOT of houses. It covers some of the main starchitects working on a less glamourous approach, since they had to shift from public and monumental spaces to the intimate and particular programs which is implied in the unifamiliar house.

Still, there is a LOT of information missing. There are some projects in the book that have 2 or 3 pictures... no sections, plans, they don't have anything.

After all, I'm happy with it. It has a good price and it is gonna help me out throughout my life.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product for the Price! Jan. 1 2013
By Emiliano J. Marquez Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I honestly thought this was a smaller book. I was more or less getting it to qualify for Super Saver Shipping on another item =P. Discovering that it was a 2-volume, large pictured, high quality books I was excited to go through it. I would definitely recommend this item to anyone with an architectural career, background, or even just an enthusiast.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Total page-turner. Dec 29 2012
By Dana - Published on Amazon.com
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It's two volumes of beautiful pictures and descriptions of both the architect(s) and the design itself. I own many design books, some more for learning purposes, and others because I simply enjoy architectural eye candy. In this case, the books are larger with big color-print photos, and there are houses featured that I haven't seen before. It's not the ultimate best I've ever seen, but it's certainly far from the worst.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 6 2013
By Paul Drinkwine - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of contemporary houses has given me ideas for retirement as well minor redecorating projects for now. Granted most homes in the collection are a bit out of my range right now but it gives me aspiration when cracking the books open.

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