Download e-book for kindle: 21st Century Houses: 150 of the World's Best by Robyn Beaver

By Robyn Beaver

ISBN-10: 1864705426

ISBN-13: 9781864705423

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2010

21st Century homes: one hundred fifty of the World's Best bargains a bumper number of impressive modern designs in beautiful, modern color spreads. From modest to giant and every little thing among, those homes function the most recent tendencies in construction and inside layout and supply a revealing glimpse of what it's wish to stay in essentially the most magnificent homes within the world.

Locations comprise the united states, united kingdom, India, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Japan, the Bahamas,Mexico, Canada, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, UAE, Slovenia, Argentina,South Africa, Austria, Malaysia, and more.

More than a hundred of the world's so much admired architects are featured, together with U.S.architects Swatt | Miers, Marmol Radziner, Olson Kundig Architects, LPA Inc,and Moore Ruble Yudell; eu architects Jarmund Vigsnaes, Paul de Ruiter,Marc Kohler Architects, Damiliano Studio, and K-M Architects; and South American architects Marcio Kogan, Una Arquitectos, FGMF, BAK Arquitectos, and Artadi Arquitectos.

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The decks and roof terraces are variable extensions of the living space. Maple floors, ceilings, and doors and wall trim are selected throughout the interior. Gray slate floor slabs at the entry level have radiant heating. Sun screens, full insulation, and solar glass are some of the sustainable elements. East–west section 35 9 8 7 6 5 4 1 1 3 2 3 12 10 11 Second floor plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Open to below Gallery Study Stair Alcove Walk-in closet Master bathroom Master bedroom Porch Living Guest bedroom Guest bathroom 10 7 6 6 5 4 10 1 3 11 2 12 10 6 8 First floor plan 36 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Living Kitchen/dining Entry Stair Den Bathroom Bedroom Screened porch Exercise room Deck Covered walkway Garage 0 30ft 37 Benedict Canyon Residence Beverly Hills, California, USA Griffin Enright Architects Photography: ©Benny Chan/fotoworks This renovation of a 2,600-square-foot, mid-century hillside house in Los Angeles focused on the roof and the interior public spaces.

The result is a residence sculptured into the site, creating an unexpected volume of interior space, light, and privacy. The house pivots around a central light court and sunken reflection pond that creates a natural cooling device and also bounces light into the lower rooms. 60 Accommodation includes three bedrooms and a study over two levels. The base palette consists of neutral materials and colors with travertine marble used extensively in the bathrooms, kitchen, and living areas. A bronze sculpture, “Flora Exempla” by Andrew Rogers, was carefully positioned on the surface of the reflection pond.

2 1 3 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Third floor plan 3 4 Deck Master bedroom Void Nursery Closet Ensuite 5 6 2 1 Second floor plan 3 2 13 First floor plan Powder room Family room Sandpit Outdoor terrace Landscape Deck 1 2 3 4 5 6 Driveway Living room Study Bathroom Pool Pool deck 4 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 1 4 3 13 7 10 8 11 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Outdoor living Laundry Drying court Deck Kitchen Dining Bedroom 33 Beach House Upper Michigan, USA Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects Ltd. Photography: Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing 34 This 3-acre residential compound tucked into the Michigan sand dunes takes advantage of western lake views as well as vistas up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline.

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