At Imagicasa, there is nothing we'd rather do than look for inspiring stories, innovative architecture, unique design and surprising art. This publication by Phaidon is exactly our cup of tea and it's served perfectly and beautifully. The collection of 400 extraordinary houses shows how the boundaries of architecture are pushed time and time again.
Houses: Extraordinary Living (Phaidon)
Although architecture has to comply with so many more rules than, for example, art, there are still many possibilities for experimentation in this field as well. The four hundred innovative and influential houses in this book are proof of this. Houses: Extraordinary Living celebrates the diversity and beauty of houses from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day by internationally renowned architects and by lesser known but equally great talent. Various styles such as Modernism, Brutalism and Deconstructivism are discussed, as well as locations from all over the world.
"These houses push the boundaries of architecture."
Many see architecture as a form of art, and they are not wrong because houses, apartment building, shopping centra and the like are great expressions of creativity and artistry as well. If you need proof, just look at the designs by, for example, Carlo Scarpa, Philippe Stuebi, John Pawson, Tadao Ando, Antti Lovag and Marcel Breuer.