Every architect dreams of a perfect client, and every client dreams of a perfect architect. Alas, these relationships don't always work out to everyones expectations. But when they do when there are shared ideas and the communication flows the results can be spectacular. The New Modern House features forty new buildings where the synergy between the right designer and the right client resulted in works that surpass everyone's expectations. The book is divided into five thematic chapters conditions, materials, environment, budget, and aesthetics and each contain eight case studies. These include Rafael Violy's Piano House in New York; Sean Godsell's Peninsula House in Australia; and Ahadu Abaineh's Tree House in Ethiopia, among others.
Beautifully produced, The New Modern House captures these noteworthy designs with a wealth of color photography, plans, and drawings, and makes an ideal book for anybody dreaming of the perfect house.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 7th 2005