Publisher synopsis: A superbly presented coffee-table book featuring an outstanding collection of contemporary residential architecture from among the most-celebrated international architects practising today. With an intrinsic ability to see the big picture, today's master architects are creating inclusive, responsive residential designs that embrace building, site and interiors with subtlety and style. Their talent, ambition, attention to detail, and flair for fusing art and architecture combine to produce houses of unparalleled style and comfort. This compendium of truly spectacular houses features the work of architecture's brightest contemporary stars - including Lord Norman Foster, Allan Greenberg, Glenn Murcutt, Eric Owen Moss, Mario Botta, Helmut Jahn, Steven Ehrlich, and Ken Yeang. The stunning photography is complemented by informative plans and project summaries containing unique insights into the personal design philosophies of these master architects. Project locations range from the USA to France, Italy to Dubai, the UK to Australia, and from Hong Kong to Spain.
"Masterpiece" is an up-to-the-minute collection of residential work from the world's top contemporary practitioners, who consistently prove that architecture can always be re-imagined. Architects featured include: Landry Design Group, Allan Greenberg Architect, Ehrlich Architects, Richard Manion, Ken Yeang, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, Foster and Partners, Ken Tate, Will Bruder + Partners, Chakib Richani Architects, Peter Pennoyer Architects, Frank Gehry, Glenn Murcutt, Margaret McCurry and Stanley Tigerman, Steven Holl Architects, Richard Meier and Partners, Mario Botta, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Hariri and Hariri, Murphy/Jahn, Harrison Design Associates, CBT, Arkin Tilt Architects, Ken Yeang, Troppo Architects, Olson Kundig Architects, Stanley Saitowitz, Allan Greenberg Architect, Foster and Partners, Charles R. Stinson Architects, SCDA, Eric Owen Moss, Cohen and Hacker, William T. Baker, Barton Myers Associates, Swatt Miers, CCS, BC Estudio, Chakib Richani Architects, Peter Pennover Architects, Jackson Architecture, Moore Ruble Yudell, Frank Gehry, Glenn Murcutt, Margaret McCurry, Richard Meier and Partners, Mario Botta, Michael Suttor and Henning Larsen Architects.
Locations Include: Los Angeles, North Carolina, Cape Cod (Massachusetts, USA), Pacific Palisades (California, USA), Douglas County (Nevada, USA), Selagor (Malaysia), Queensland (Australia), Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada), Hong Kong, New England, Kawana (Japan), Minnesota, Sentosa (Singapore), Illinois (USA), Georgia (USA), Santa Barbara (USA), Silicon Valley (USA), Palo Alto (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Arizona (USA), Dubai, Melbourne (Australia), Kauai (Hawaii), Mt Wilson (Australia), Kentfield (USA), Michigan (USA), New Mexico, Bernareggio (Italy), Millstatt (Austria), Sydney, Lyngby (Denmark), Conneticut (USA) and Wisconsin (USA). SELLING POINTS: - A superbly presented coffee-table book featuring an outstanding collection of contemporary residential architecture from among the most-celebrated international architects practising today - Featuring stunning residential designs from architecture's best and brightest, 'Masterpiece' offers a tantalizing glimpse inside some of the world's most stylish houses, each with a distinctive 'wow-factor' - the hallmark of these icons of architecture 500 col.