World house now: contemporary architectural directions

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Universe, 2003 - Architecture - 240 pages
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World House Now is the sequel to America House Now and European House Now in Universe's popular and affordable architecture series, books that are the leading surveys of their field. This volume showcases international talent, including such well-recognized architects as Tadao Ando (Japan), Glenn Murcutt (Australia), Samuel Mockbee (US), and rising stars like Shigeru Ban (Japan), TEN Arquitectos (Mexico), and Edge/Gary Chang (Hong Kong).

Domestic architecture is constantly changing; World House Now showcases over twenty houses all built in the last three years to illuminate current trends in domestic architecture and house styles. Part of the perennial appeal of modernism is its adaptability to local climates, geographies, and construction methods. These houses illustrate how contemporary design is successfully translated across international borders.

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Dung Ngo is the former director of publications at Rice University School of Architecture. He has published books on Louis Kahn and Rem Koolhaas, and edited Universe's American Contemporary Furniture. He currently teaches in the architecture and design department at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), San Francisco.

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