Following Phaidon's hugely popular Modern House (1993), Modern House 2 is a survey of the world's most innovative contemporary houses. Organized thematically, it examines over 30 houses, considering contemporary issues such as ecological concerns, changing patterns of living, building with sensitivity in increasingly populated cities, and respecting the environment when building in isolated rural areas. It also discusses concept houses for the future, focusing on international competition designs or commissions for 'model houses' and offers an insight into future possibilities for domestic architecture. Architects featured include Glenn Murcutt, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Foster and Partners, Williams and Tsien, Gunter Behnisch, Patkau Architects, SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, Marcos Acayaba and Gabriel Poole. Modern House 2 responds to an increasing level of knowledge and sophistication about design and environmental issues to illustrate that striking and innovative design can be achieved within the framework of concerns about everyday living patterns that affect us all.
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Clare Melhuish is an architectural critic and anthropologist specializing in modern architecture and cultural identity. She contributes regularly to the Architects' Journal and was formerly reviews editor for Building Design. She is the author of Phaidon's Odile Decq: Benoit Cornette monograph (1996), and editor of Architecture and Anthropology (AD Profile 124, Academy Editions, 1996). She has written extensively for the Architectural Press and other publications.Review:
"Love or loathe modern architecture, you can't deny this is an impressive book."-Self-Build "Due to the clarity and candour of the author's mind, you might call this volume hunky-dory, with its fine photographs and production values we expect to find from Phaidon... Melhuish's assiduous choice of material and her accompanying comments gave me hope what might happen in the next decade... Were I a young married parent toying with the idea of building a house, or especially an aspiring architecture student, I would hug anyone giving me this book for Christmas. It is so full of ideas about people as they happen to be, which is why I described Melhuish's choice as assiduous."-Architects' Journal "They should give out free spittoons with this book. After a few minutes gawping at the pictures in Modern House 2 you'll find a small pool of drool hanging from your lip. After a few minutes more you will have turned a fetching shade of green. If only we could all live in a modern house... See many definitive houses of the 90s... Feel free to daydream but try not to embarrass yourself."-Guardian "Well-illustrated and intelligently compiled... Modern House 2 is... excellent, both as a source book and as a broad brush survey of current architectural trends."-Royal Institute of British Architects "A highly enlightening book."-Frame, Netherlands
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0714839876
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0714839876 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0361583
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0714839876