Houses: Modern Natural/Natural Modern

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An authoritative volume on the most innovative and environmentally sensitive new residential design. This carefully curated presentation of new and recent houses represents the vanguard of architects creating innovative structures that maintain a sensitive relationship to their natural contexts. Ron Broadhurst has selected projects on five continents demonstrating the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature, either as an extraordinary object within the landscape or as an ...

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Overview

An authoritative volume on the most innovative and environmentally sensitive new residential design. This carefully curated presentation of new and recent houses represents the vanguard of architects creating innovative structures that maintain a sensitive relationship to their natural contexts. Ron Broadhurst has selected projects on five continents demonstrating the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature, either as an extraordinary object within the landscape or as an essay in environmental sustainability, or both. Featured here is work by such design luminaries as Kengo Kuma in China, Sean Godsell in Australia, and Allied Works Architecture in the United States. With exceptional color photography, the book presents houses created with sustainability and carbon footprint in mind, as well as houses constructed on spectacular sites. Some houses incorporate the cutting edge of environmentally sensitive design; some radically rethink the use of "traditional" materials such as wood and stone. A comprehensive collection, Houses: Modern Natural/Natural Modern demonstrates uniquely of-the-moment architecture and interiors and offers a vision of how we will think of the relationship between houses and the natural landscape in the decades to come.

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"...this stirring collection assembles beautifully sited modern and contemporary structures chosen with a bracingly hard-edge sensibility... Photography and printing are exemplary." ~Interior Design

"[T]imely…In Houses: Modern Natural, Natural Modern (Rizzoli, $60), author Ron Broadhurst presents beautiful structures well meshed within landscapes that range from areas around balmy, humid Mumbai to crisp Alpine heights in Switzerland. Plan, section and elevation drawings as well as photographs amplify the lucid text and make the coffee-table book a useful tool with which to design an eco-friendly - albeit expensive - home." ~San Francisco Chronicle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847834778
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 503,779
  • Product dimensions: 11.50 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Broadhurst was formerly director of communications for Richard Meier & Partners Architects and architecture editor at Rizzoli International Publications. He is the author of Next Houses: Architecture for the Twenty-First Century and coauthor of Imagining Ground Zero: Official and Unofficial Proposals for the World Trade Center Site.

Barry Bergdoll is the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction The Prism and the Cave 8

House in Bahia Azul Cecilia Puga 12

Mountain Chalet EM2N Architects 22

Great (Bamboo) Wall Kengo Kuma 30

Casa Rivo Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects 38

Case Poli Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects 44

Pirihueico House Alejandro Aravena 54

Izu House Atelier Bow-Wow 64

House on the Rigi Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hachler 72

Pite House Smiljan Radic 84

House in Brione Wespi de Meuron 98

7/2 House Sou Fujimoto 110

House in a Forest Go Hasegawa 118

Loblolly House Kieran Timberlake 128

Archipelago House Tham & Videgard Arkitekter 136

Palmyra House Studio Mumbai 146

Glenburn House Sean Godsell 156

Dancing Trees, Singing Birds Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP 166

Dutchess County Guest House Allied Works Architecture 178

Cabin Vardehaugen Fantastic Norway 188

House Before House Sou Fujimoto 198

Shell House Kotaro Ide/Artechnics 206

Farm House Jarmund/Vigsn æs 218

Kiltro House Supersudaka 226

Passage House TNA 238

Bierings House Rocha Tombal 250

Maison Germanier Savioz Fabrizzi 260

House in Moriyama Makoto Tanijiri/Suppose Design Office 270

Villa Vals SeARCH/CMA 278

Square House TNA 290

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