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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding exhibition of innovative domestic architecture
The beauifully designed cover of this outstanding book mirrors the gorgeous and challenging architecture contained within it. This book is a must for anyone thinking of redesigning the exterior, or interior, of their house on both a small or large scale, be it modern or otherwise. The designs are truely inspirational to both the amateur and professional alike. Text-wise,...
Published on 29 Nov 2000

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I like and find this book very usefull for architects. It seems to me a good buy for the people interested in architecture
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding exhibition of innovative domestic architecture, 29 Nov 2000
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This review is from: Modern House 2 (Hardcover)
The beauifully designed cover of this outstanding book mirrors the gorgeous and challenging architecture contained within it. This book is a must for anyone thinking of redesigning the exterior, or interior, of their house on both a small or large scale, be it modern or otherwise. The designs are truely inspirational to both the amateur and professional alike. Text-wise, the writing is informative without being too 'architectural', making it accessible for all who have any interest in modern design, and contemporary living.
I would highly recommend this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, 3 April 2013
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I like and find this book very usefull for architects. It seems to me a good buy for the people interested in architecture
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5.0 out of 5 stars expensive but worth it, 28 Jan 2012
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There are a huge number of books of nice looking modern houses and interiors. This is actually a really good one.

It features around thirty architect designed houses from around the world. The houses have apparently mainly already appeared in the architectural press. The houses represent a diverse and international selection, all are well photographed. There are some sketches and plans, with each house having a few pages devoted to it. The houses have also been grouped into broad themes, with each theme being thoughtfully introduced. Although the book was published in 2004, it still holds up well as a thoughtful analysis of how we live and might live. I particularly liked the Rem Koolhaas house for someone new to a wheelchair, the crescent shaped house that was in Grand Designs and the cliff top house like a lens in the landscape,

It is very slightly over-designed, with some text at right angles and captions in a faint gray font that was hard to read. Although the book is a paperback, it comes with a firm slipcover, remove the slipcover and the book has a plain white cover with the title on the spine.

The final section features some unbuilt projects, but otherwise it is stunning photos and insightful text all the way. The fact that the author was an anthropologist adds an interesting spin to the text, she is clearly more interested in people than architectural theory, which is most welcome.

Phaidon books are always really well produced, this is a hefty book, good quality paper stock, nice design, no typos, good text, expensive but worth it.
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