Residential Design 21st Century (Hardback)
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Residential Design 21st Century (Hardback)

Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 29/11/2007
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An inspiring international collection of innovative residential designs.

The 200 houses showcased in this book spotlight the astounding variety seen in new residential architecture. This collection of contemporary homes comes from North America, South America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Asia and Africa. Some homes incorporate an intense dedication to cultural traditions, while others are on the edge of new trends. All share the need of providing shelter.

The diversity in this global inventory is vast: seaside, energy efficient, hilltop, geometrically shaped, tiny, narrow, inventive extensions, traditional materials, prefab, in-ground, slope-side, elevated, floating. Some of the distinct locations included are Oregon's rugged coastline, Australia's scorching interior, South America's mountainside cities, Finland's wintry forests, Indonesia's steamy beaches, inner city neighborhoods, outlying suburbs and rural locales. A great many of the designs respond to extremely challenging building sites with solutions that are nothing short of brilliant.

Concise descriptions of each home include key features, along with floor plans and photographs showing interiors, exteriors and details. Each house is identified by name, location, year built and square footage as well as information on the architect. Profiles of 20 of the world's most creative architectural firms provide depth and background to the portfolio of designs.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781554073368
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 241 x 197 mm

Geared to designers and architects, [but] non-professionals will also find plenty here.--Cheryl Cornacchia"CanWest Wire Service" (12/02/2007)
Whether it is for inspiration or just interest, there is a lot to be gained from viewing the entire collection.--Terry Peter"North Shore News" (01/30/2008)
Overall, this weight 576-page collection is a helpful reference.--Azure Magazine (02/29/2008)
It's a weighty tome, and a rather bookish one at that, but anyone who appreciates modern design will enjoy the 200 contemporary homes from all around the world. The photography is top-notch and most case studies include floor plans.-- (12/15/2007)
This volume showcases an outstanding variety of new single-family residential architecture from around the world, including all of the continents. Not only providing shelter, some of these buildings incorporate an intense dedication to cultural traditions of their particular location, and some are actually on the cutting edge of new trends. Many are brilliant solutions to challenging site conditions, both urban and rural. In addition, Mathewson provides profiles on about 20 of the world's most creative firms, all contributors to the compendium. The book contains more than 1,000 color photographs, showing floor plans, interiors, exteriors, and specific details of more than 200 houses. Each home is identified with its location, year of construction, square footage, and architect responsible. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals, practitioners, general readers.-- (06/01/2008)
Residential Designs for the 21st Century offers one tantalizing image after another of striking, sexy and memorable houses around the world... Readers will spend hours immeresed in the innovative design and virtual visits to beautiful landscapes around the world.-- (03/07/2008)

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