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688 pages of brilliance, innovation and architecture from the past decade


Often times public or commercial architecture is squashed, hindered or left to satisfy a benign need that results in a structure that is equally uneventful. With forces that can be equally as strong as a corporate or developer behemoth the private client when paired with an architectural team can leave you with a product that renders you breathless. The work is an expression, sometimes linking beautifully with its natural surroundings, other times set in an intentional juxtaposition within it’s natural surroundings or cityscapes. The work is pushed, architects try something new or the clients ask for it. The result is outlined here with Tachen’s two volume “100 Contemporary Houses.”
Featuring works by Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid and many others, author Philip Jodidio outlines these innovative structures in homes from the US to Chile to China.

Photos by: Peter Aaron, Fernando Guerra, Cristobal Parm and Roland Halbe

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