40 projects structured into five thematic chapters: Conditions; Materials; Environment; Budget; and Aesthetics. Each chapter contains eight case studies of brand new domestic architecture, some as yet unrealized. Projects include Ushida Findlay's Grafton New Hall, UK; S333's Bloembollenh of Housing, Netherlands; Rafael Vinoly's Piano House, New York, Sean Godsell's Peninsula House, Australia, and Ahadu Abaineh's Tree House, Ethiopia. With a fresh and informed text by design writer Will Jones, and a wealth of colour photography and drawings, this book explores how the greatest contemporary architects, both well known and emerging, respond to the client's brief and go beyond it to produce exemplary residential architecture.
4to blue cloth/silver pp176 colour plates bw plans bibliography index VG/G+