Homes For Our Time.Contemporary Houses Around The World.40th Ed. by Philip Jodidio

Homes For Our Time.Contemporary Houses Around The World.40th Ed. by Philip Jodidio

Step into a world of architectural marvels, where homes of all shapes and sizes come together to redefine contemporary living. From cozy cottages to opulent villas, each dwelling showcases the ingenuity of its creators and tells a unique story.

In this global tour of cutting-edge design, renowned architects like Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan share the stage with emerging talents like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. The homes we explore stretch across continents, from the sandy shores of Australia and New Zealand to the bustling metropolises of China and Vietnam, and even to unexpected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica.

One standout example takes us deep into the heart of Western India, where Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture has crafted a true sanctuary. The House of Three Streams, nestled among guava trees and forgotten forts, boasts grand verandas, high ceilings, and graceful pavilions. As it follows the natural contours of the land, this architectural marvel seamlessly blends into the surrounding forest.

Another breathtaking creation awaits in Madrid, where Aranguren & Gallegos have brought elegance to new heights with the Encina House. This sloping structure, resembling a gazebo, harmoniously merges with its breathtaking backdrop. Embedded in rocks and connected by a stone wall, the lower level of this pine forest dwelling is a stunning example of architectural integration.

Far across the ocean in Kanagawa, Japan, Shinichi Ogawa’s Seaside House stands as a testament to minimalist design. This two-story masterpiece overlooks the vast Pacific, with its living area extending onto a cantilevered terrace and an infinity pool. It almost feels as though this architectural wonder dissolves into the ocean, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors.

Finally, let us journey to Chau Doc, Vietnam, where Shunri Nishizawa’s House captivates with its tropical allure. Wood beams, woven bamboo, and concrete panels create a harmonious blend of sophistication and nature. Corrugated iron panels, acting as versatile walls and shutters, frame picturesque views of the surrounding rice fields.

These exquisite homes, joined by over 50 others, may vary in design, but they all share one common trait: a symbiotic relationship with their surroundings. Whether in the heart of a bustling city or nestled within a tranquil landscape, these architectural wonders invite us to reimagine the concept of “home.”

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