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Following Phaidon's Modern House (published 1993), Modern House 2 is a survey of the world's most innovative contemporary houses. Organized thematically within chapters focusing on ecological awareness, changing patterns of living, and building in both urban and rural environments, the author examines approximately thirty houses from Europe, North and South America, Australia, Asia and the Far East. A final chapter also discusses recent international competitions and commissions for concept houses offering a view into future possibilities for domestic architecture.
The architects featured include among others Marcos Acayaba (Brazil), Gunter Behnisch (Germany), Thom Craig (New Zealand), Foster and Partners (UK), Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland), Glenn Murcutt (Australia), Office for Metropolitan Architecture (The Netherlands), Patkau Architects (Canada), Gabriel Poole (Australia), Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA (Japan) and Williams and Tsien (USA).
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Clare Melhuish is an architectural critic and anthropologist specializing in modern architecture and cultural identity. She is the author of the Phaidon monograph Odile Decq: Benoit Cornette (1996) and Editor of Architecture and Anthropology (AD Profile 124, Academy Editions, 1996). She has written extensively for the Architectural Press and other publications since the mid-1980s.Review:
"Love or loathe modern architecture, you can't deny this is an impressive book."-Self-Build "Due to the clarity and candour of the author's mind, you might call this volume hunky-dory, with its fine photographs and production values we expect to find from Phaidon... Melhuish's assiduous choice of material and her accompanying comments gave me hope what might happen in the next decade... Were I a young married parent toying with the idea of building a house, or especially an aspiring architecture student, I would hug anyone giving me this book for Christmas. It is so full of ideas about people as they happen to be, which is why I described Melhuish's choice as assiduous."-Architects' Journal "They should give out free spittoons with this book. After a few minutes gawping at the pictures in Modern House 2 you'll find a small pool of drool hanging from your lip. After a few minutes more you will have turned a fetching shade of green. If only we could all live in a modern house... See many definitive houses of the 90s... Feel free to daydream but try not to embarrass yourself."-Guardian "Well-illustrated and intelligently compiled... Modern House 2 is... excellent, both as a source book and as a broad brush survey of current architectural trends."-Royal Institute of British Architects "A highly enlightening book."-Frame, Netherlands
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Book Description Phaidon Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0714843814
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Book Description Phaidon Press, 2004. Taschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Sofort-Versand - Modern House 2 gibt einen Überblick über die innovativsten Häuser unserer Zeit. Das reich illustrierte und thematisch gegliederte Buch analysiert über 30 Häuser im Hinblick auf aktuelle Themenstellungen, wie etwa Ökologie, Lebensbedingungen im Wandel, die zunehmende Bevölkerungsdichte in den Städten und den Erhalt der Natur in abgeschiedenen, ländlichen Gebieten. Diskutiert werden auch 'Konzepthäuser' der Zukunft, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf internationalen Wettbewerbsentwürfen oder Auftragsarbeiten für Modellhäuser liegt. 240 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # INF1000376723