The New Modern House

Will Jones

     8.5 × 11 in (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
176 pages
300 color illustrations
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Rights: North America Only
ISBN: 9781568985244

Every architect dreams of a perfect client, and every client dreams of a perfect architect. Alas, these relationships don't always work out to everyone's 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 Vinoly'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.

Will Jones began life as a carpenter and is now a freelance writer specializing in design. His articles have appeared in RIBA Journal, The Financial Times, Blueprint, and Dwell. He lives in London.

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