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The Contemporary House

Jonathan Bell, Ellie Stathaki

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A revealing look at new city living, featuring seventy of the world’s most innovative, extreme and ingenious houses

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Featuring some of the world’s most innovative, extreme and ingenious urban interventions, The Contemporary House looks at the many ways in which modern residential design is integrated into the existing urban fabric. Every house represents a challenge, from new takes on traditional typologies through to radical proposals for unconventional sites. As well as the houses themselves, the book provides an insight into the conditions that shape the architecture of some of the world’s major cities, through recent history, signature styles and current conditions on the ground.

With seventy spectacular houses from around the world, including London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Cape Town, Sydney and beyond, this is a vital look at new city living.

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'An in-depth insight into the factors that influence the design of the world’s major cities'
Sunday Business Post

'A fascinating insight into 21st-century urban life'
House & Garden

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 23.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Publication date: 18 October 2018

ISBN: 9780500021941

Contents List

Introduction • 1. North America • 2. Latin America • 3. Europe • 4. Africa • 5. Asia • 6. Australia

About the Author

Jonathan Bell is an Editor-at-Large at Wallpaper* magazine. He is also the author and editor of nine books, including Carchitecture, The 21st Century House, Penthouse Living and The Modern House.

Ellie Stathaki is Architecture Editor at Wallpaper* magazine. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. She is the co-author of The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism and Todd Saunders: Architecture in Northern Landscapes.