Exceptional contemporary houses from heaven to Croatia to China. The private houses pose challenges to the architects quite peculiar. The size may be more modest than public projects, systems less complex than an industrial site, it becomes a priority across a range of issues related to preferences, requirements and ideas of individuals. The most difficult task is to translate the set of emotional and practical demands of the "house" into something real that we can build.
This publication brings together 100 of the most interesting and avant-garde houses built in the last decade around the world, presenting many talents both established and emerging, such as John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, architect Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, Peter Zumthor and UNStudio.
Able to coordinate the daily routines related to food and sleep with the concept of "shelter" and the offer of a place to cultivate personal relationships, this branch of architecture is the most important but also the most intimate.