Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World


Kleine cottages, weelderige villa’s, strandhuizen en boshutten – ontdek de mooiste nieuwe huizen van de wereld. Dit gloednieuwe overzicht bevat talenten als Shigeru Ban, MVRDV en Marcio Kogan, plus nieuwe namen als Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia en Shunri Nishizawa. Je ziet huizen in Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland, China en Vietnam, de Verenigde Staten en Mexico, en op minder voor de hand liggende locaties als Ecuador en Costa Rica. Het resultaat is een groots overzicht van het hedendaagse huis, dat ons er aan herinnert dat we veel meer gemeen hebben dan we denken. Mede dankzij de opkomst van het internet als de meest toegankelijk bron van informatie verschijnen er getalenteerde en kosmopolitische architecten die wereldwijd innovatieve, spectaculaire huizen bouwen. Vooral wat huizen betreft is er geen gapende kloof meer tussen ontwikkelde en minder ontwikkelde landen: overal worden grote huizen door getalenteerde architecten gebouwd.

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There’s No Place Like Home
Step into the world’s most beautiful private abodes

Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world’s finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa.

Here, there are homes in Australia and New Zealand, from China and Vietnam, in the United States and Mexico, and on to less expected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica. The result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house and a revelation that homes across the globe may have more in common than expected.

Among guava trees and abandoned forts in Western India is a sanctuary designed for and by Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture. The House of Three Streams is a sprawling spectacle with high ceilings, verandas, and pavilions, perched atop a ridge overlooking two ravines. A medley of steel, glass, wood, and stone, the house weaves along the contour of the landscape, almost as an extension of the forest.

Encina House by Aranguren & Gallegos, an elegant, sloping structure reminiscent of a gazebo, similarly inhabits its surrounding vista. Ensconced in a pine forest north of Madrid, the lower level is embedded in rock and connected to the upper by a natural stone wall.

Shinichi Ogawa’s Seaside House is an immaculate two-story minimalist marvel in Kanagawa that overlooks the Pacific. Its living area spills onto a cantilevered terrace and infinity pool, almost dissolving into the ocean as one seamless entity.

In Vietnam, Shunri Nishizawa’s House in Chau Doc exudes tropical sophistication with exposed timber beams, woven bamboo, plants, concrete panels, and inner balconies and terraces. Its corrugated iron panels act as moveable walls and shutters, ushering in views of surrounding rice fields.

These homes—along with more than 50 others—are each remarkably distinct in design. They all, however, toe the line between inside and outside, each one symbiotic with its surroundings.

The author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier, and Zaha Hadid.

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