Modern House Three Hardcover – 4 Mar 2005
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'The beautiful images in this book allow you a little step into [the] world of your fantasy house while the 'hows' and 'whys' of each project give an insight into the thinking behind some of the most interesting concepts in modern architecture.' (New Design)
'Informative and attractive.' (Grand Design)
'Each house is beautifully photographed from every angle, with accompanying architectural plans to give you a real sense of the layout and aspect of each of these dream spaces. We may never live in – or even visit – any of these incredible structures, but with a book like this, at least we can imagine.' (City Living)
'An insightful, handsomely designed coffee-table tome.' (The Architect’s Newspaper)
'For a big old coffee-table book, Modern House Three is an unlikely advocate for the small-and-smart approach to design. But there it is on glossy page, after page: stunning architecture that isn’t about exotic wood paneling or stadium-size boudoirs. Instead we’re treated to contemporary houses displaying intelligent design. Written with brisk but knowing informality by Raul Barreneche, Modern House Three shows 33 houses in 15 countries to their best advantage. The ideas on display here are often defiantly original and rarely depend on big-buck gestures.' (Architectural Record)
'One can’t help but be impressed by the collection’s variety and inventiveness.' (Interior Design)
'Whether you are planning to build a contemporary-style home or are simply intrigued by the extraordinary innovation of domestic architecture today, Modern House Three, by Raul A. Barrenche, offers a brilliant survey of the best of the best. Third in a series initiated in 1993, the current volume offers stunning photographs and elegant descriptions of 33 houses in 15 countries…The variety and inventiveness exhibited in this book is extraordinary.' (Amazon.com)
'Looking for the pulse of architectural innovation, a modernist primer or a dream home catalog? It has arrived.' (Florida InsideOut)
'A handsome collection of stellar contemporary homes found around the globe' (Variety’s VLife Magazine)
About the Author
Raul A Barreneche, a New York-based editor and critic, has been writing about architecture and design for more than a 10 years. A former executive editor at Architecture, he writes regularly for The New York Times. He is currently a contributing editor to Metropolitan Home, Travel + Leisure, and Architectural Record, and has written for Dwell, House Beautiful, i-D, ELLE Décor, Interior Design, Wallpaper*, and other publications. Barreneche is co-author of House: American Houses for the New Century (2001), and author of Tropical Modern (2003).
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Here are examples of famous architects such as Richard Meier and Tadao Ando side by side with lesser known but equally inspiring new visionaries. Some thirty odd houses in fifteen countries are shown both by photograph and by drawing, documenting the newest thoughts in the use of materials and techniques of craftsmanship.
Divided into three sections the homes displayed are approached by examining the integration of architecture with landscape, the innovative materials now available for the architects to incorporate into these dwellings - manners in which environmentalism is addressed, and, of the most interest, the way architects and designers incorporate the life styles of their clients into the choice of design elements used in the new home.
This is an interesting book for those who are contemplating having a artistically unique home enter the design phase, but for those who simply like to continue the ongoing 'dream house voyage'. Grady Harp, April 06
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