Provides a comprehensive compilation of works by acclaimed international architects and interior designers showcasing contemporary residential projects across Europe. This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through a number of outstanding contemporary houses designed and built across the richly varied and extraordinary European landscape. Philip Jodidio presents his expertise and knowledge on the most profound influences of contemporary residential architecture in this region. This book pairs images of unique architecture and interior design and a comprehensive analysis of each project, set within full-colour photographic portraits that all together reflect the strength of drive and progressive thinking that inspired these designs. Though progressive, the architect's designs draw heavily on the local vernacular of the buildings of this region. Ordering principles borrow from the building's context and often relate metaphorically to the surrounding natural landscape, connecting the building to its site in a meaningful way.
Sustainability and green energy efficiency features are also crucial components in the house design objectives and are seamlessly integrated with the architecture and these influences are clearly illustrated in this impressive volume. AUTHOR: Philip Jodidio is the author of more than 80 books, the bulk of them on contemporary architecture and art. Born in 1954 in the USA and educated at Harvard University, he lived in France from 1976 to 2005 and currently lives in Switzerland. He was the editor-in-chief of the French art journal 'Connaissance des Arts' between 1979 and 2002 and is currently the editorial consultant for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. SELLING POINTS: - This collection acts as a strong reference for architects and interior designers wanting to take a look the diversity of regional domestic architecture and design - Includes rich, full-colour and detailed architectural illustrations and photography, coupled with a comprehensive text analysis by a leading industry figure to both educate and inspire readers 400 col., 80 b/w