Contemporary Houses. 100 Homes Around the World

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This publication rounds up 100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes designed in the past two decades, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson,Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, and Peter Zumthor. Accommodating daily routines of eating, sleeping, and shelter, as well as offering the space for personal experience and relationships, this is architecture at its most elementary and its most intimate.

Innovative, intimate architecture from China to Chile. Designing private residences has its own very special challenges and nuances for the architect. The scale may be more modest than public projects, the technical fittings less complex than an industrial site, but the preferences, requirements, and vision of particular personalities becomes priority. The delicate task is to translate all the emotive associations and practical requirements of “home” into a workable, constructed reality.

“Take a ride around the world’s best new houses with TASCHEN. From timber shacks to glazed pavilions, there’s a weird and wonderful inspiration for all.” - Grand Designs.



  • Contributors: Philip Jodidio.

  • Carbon neutral publisher from Cologne, Germany.

  • Size: Hardcover, 25 x 34 cm, 592 pages.

  • Multilingual Edition: English, French, German.