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Xtreme Houses

SMITH, Courtenay and Sean TOPHAM

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ISBN 10: 3791327895 / ISBN 13: 9783791327891
Published by Prestel, New York, 2002
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Xtreme Houses

Publisher: Prestel, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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The computer age, environmental concerns, overpopulation, suburban sprawl, economic boom and bust have all conspired to bring about enormous change in our everyday lives, and perhaps nowhere more so than in our homes. This collection of photographs, drawings, plans, and essays features exciting, newly designed and built dwelling spaces by architects, artists, and individuals that respond to our increasing awareness of architecture’s ability to shape the way we live.

Whether they are floating on top of water or nestled underground, seemingly transparent or apparently invisible, these homes push the envelope of what’s considered "normal" in domestic architecture. Yet each was designed in response to a very real and immediate concern, be it economic, spatial, resource-related, or aesthetic. Innovative, bold, and sometimes shocking, these homes, like their Modern predecessors, signal a new way of thinking about what our homes can be. They will no doubt set the standard for where and how we live, now and in the future.

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Whether they are floating on top of water or nestled underground, seemingly transparent or apparently invisible, these homes push the envelope of what’s considered "normal" in domestic architecture. Yet each was designed in response to a very real and immediate concern, be it economic, spatial, resource-related, or aesthetic. Innovative, bold, and sometimes shocking, these homes, like their Modern predecessors, signal a new way of thinking about what our homes can be. They will no doubt set the standard for where and how we live, now and in the future.

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