Innovative, intimate architecture from China to Chile
Designing private residences has its ownvery special challenges and nuancesfor the architect. The scale may be more modest than public projects, the technical fittings less complex than an industrial site, but thepreferences, requirements and vision of particular personalities becomes priority. The delicate task is to translate all the emotive associations and practical requirements of “home” into a workable, constructed reality.
This publication rounds up100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes designed in the past two decades, featuring a host of talents both new and established, includingJohn Pawson,Richard Meier,Shigeru Ban,Tadao Ando,Zaha Hadid,Herzog & de Meuron,Daniel Libeskind,Alvaro Siza, andPeter Zumthor. Accommodating daily routines of eating, sleeping, and shelter, as well as offering the space for personal experience and relationships, this is architecture at its most elementary and its most intimate.
Philip Jodidiostudied art history and economics at Harvard and editedConnaissance des Artsfor over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include theArchitecture Now!series and monographs on numerous major architects, includingNorman Foster,Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano,Jean Nouvel, andZaha Hadid.