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Casa Tropical: Houses by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Philip Jodidio


Twenty-five breathtaking houses by the acclaimed Brazilian firm Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Jacobsen Arquitetura, the leading Brazilian architecture firm created by Paulo and Bernardo Jacobsen, are known for their clean lines, union with nature and bright spaces. This monograph features twenty-five of their beautiful houses, all created with Brazil's lush nature in mind.

Each house includes a short project text by renowned architecture critic Philip Jodidio, as well as a selection of drawings and plans. The volume opens with an essay focusing on the global influence of the work of Jacobsen Arquitetura and ends with a brief section featuring renderings of houses still under construction in Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Fully illustrated with photography specially commissioned for this book, Casa Tropical sets each house in the context of diverse terrains and climates, making it a welcome resource for architects and designers.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 30.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Publication date: 8 October 2020

ISBN: 9780500022207

Contents List

Introduction • 25 Houses

About the Author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over twenty years. He is the author of numerous books, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid as well as The New Pavilions and Casa Moderna: Latin American Living.