Book Club: Homes For Our Time

Our book tip of the month shows the most beautiful, most interesting houses worldwide and the ingenuity of visionary architects

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Homes for our Time by Philip Jodidio, Taschenverlag

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Homes for Our Time by Philip Jodido

How does architecture react to the changed social framework conditions in the 21st century, to the dynamization and flexibilization of housing and lifestyles? On ecological and economic challenges and the previously unknown functional penetration of professional, social and personal life? The answers to this in Homes for Our Time by Philip Jodidio.

Book Homes for our time

Modern & stylish

From rural cottages to futuristic villas, from artist studios on the beach to secluded hideaways in the woods. This global selection of innovative, extraordinary individual architect houses presents Homes for our Time in addition to the works of well-known greats such as Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan, as well as emerging talents such as Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Võ Trọng Nghĩa, Desai Chia and Shunri Nishizawa. You can see houses in Australia and New Zealand, China, Vietnam, the USA, Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Duplex wood architecture

Copyright by Hiroyuki Oki

Futuristic & functional

Whether minimal, simple elegance or the renaissance of opulent baroque moments. Architecture is multi-layered, is inspired again and again for epochs, creates the visionary unknown and lets the tried and tested and the forgotten appear in a new light.

Homes for our Time therefore shows these moments, awakens memories of special places and opens the horizon to what can be. In terms of architecture, imagination and life. At the same time aesthetic and functional. Beauty does not have to be inviolable, it can make sense, fulfill a function and simplify life. Discover in Homes for our Time how elegant the practice can be.

Homes for our time wooden high-rise with green roofs

Copyright by Hiroyuki Oki

Back to Nature

Green oases in the middle of the urban jungle as well as futuristic design objects in nature represent the spirit of modern thinking. It's back to nature here. But comfortable and stylish. It's about architecture that doesn't just beautify life. Rather, we are showing extraordinary thinkers who work in a complementary way for the environment. Natural materials, innovative building and technical expertise guarantee a productive future in terms of sustainable building.

home of our time living room with natural wood table and tall windows

Copyright by Wu Yong-Chang

About the author:
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and was editor-in-chief of the French art magazine Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. His publications include his Architecture Now! as well as his monographs on Tadao Ando, ​​Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Richard Meier and Zaha Hadid.

This book was published by TASCHEN VERLAG and is available here

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