The international house
The 20th Century was undoubtedly the century of great transformation in the design of the home, the family unit of habitation. It was the time that brought a huge amount of programmatic freedom in domestic design and gave man the ability to freely choose and change the internal layout of his abode. One of the favourite themes of modern architecture has been to treat the house as an experiment and its design as a mechanism of evolution. The question this book aims to answer is whether the house can continue to be the laboratory of architecture or whether, since 1945, we have been repeating received formulas. It presents the work of 19 architects, all internationally acclaimed dwelling designers including Ernst Beneder, George Baines, Tadao Ando, Dieter Thiel, Rick Joy, Shin Takamatsu, Rem Koolhaas, William P. Bruder, Tom Maine (Morphosis) and more.
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UdA + Davide Volpe 96 Daniele Marques Bruno Zurkirchen
Hiroshi Nakao 106 Rick
Tom Maine Morphosis 162 Tadao Ando
5.6 metre high aluminium architects bathroom bedroom ceiling chaotic urban clad clients concrete house construction container Corbusier create Cross-section Longitudinal section different floors dining room Dumbwaiter East elevation elements entrance exterior faces fagade ferent floor plan Ground floor plan Lower frame Garage George Baines glass box Ground floor plan Guiette House horizontal interior spaces kitchen landscape large windows layout living area living room located Lower floor plan main facade masonry modern architecture narrow natural light neighbouring concrete North elevation north side occupies open staircases organisation Osaka panels party wall PHOTOGRAPHS plan Ground floor plan Lower floor plywood primary colours programme railway line rammed earth walls recess reinforced concrete residence Rick JOY roof terrace Secci6n longitudinal Second floor plan Shin TAKAMATSU single-family dwelling slope South facade spatial structure studio surrounding Third floor plan tions transparent glass tural two-storey untreated Upper floor plan vertical voids width