European House

Images Publishing

           

 Philip Jodidio

  • This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through a number of outstanding contemporary houses designed and built across the richly varied and extraordinary European landscape.

    Philip Jodidio presents his expertise and knowledge on the most profound influences of contemporary residential architecture in this region. This book pairs images of unique architecture and interior design and a comprehensive analysis of each project, set within full-colour photographic portraits that all together reflect the strength of drive and progressive thinking that inspired these designs.

    Though progressive, the wide range of architects’ designs draw heavily on the local vernacular of the buildings of this region. Ordering principles borrow from the building’s context and often relate metaphorically to the surrounding natural landscape, connecting the building to its site in a meaningful way.

    Sustainability and green energy efficiency features are also crucial components in the house design objectives and are seamlessly integrated with the architecture, and these influences are clearly illustrated in this impressive volume.

  • ISBN: 9781864706369

    Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm

    Page Count: 256

    Publication: Sept 2015

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Philip Jodidio

    Philip Jodidio is the author of more than 80 books, the bulk of them on contemporary architecture and art.

    Born in 1954 in the USA and educated at Harvard University, he lived in France from 1976 to 2005 and currently lives in Switzerland. He was the editor-in-chief of the French art journal Connaissance des Arts between 1979 and 2002 and is currently the editorial consultant for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

  • Belle Magazine – Dec 2015

    If cutting-edge contemporary is your style, this book will provide endless inspiration. From a copper-clad conservatory house in Germany to a concrete compound in Italy, the architecture and interior designs are as varied as the locations. With the author’s informative commentary this house tour of Europe gives new meaning to the term armchair travel.


    The Age – Home Style mag Feb 2016

    On page 126 of this picture heavy compendium is a deceptively simple, two-storey Danish home dubbed ‘Adaptable House’. The rectangular abode can be dismantled or expanded upon, is part of a large architecture series that seeks to reduce CO2 emissions, and solidly epitomises the unapologetically modern dwellings that author Philip Jodidio has set out to profile. Despite being a continent renowned for its crumbling castles and centuries-old heritage, Europe is increasingly becoming home to contemporary residential architecture that’s characterised by sleek aesthetics, an innovative approach to living, and harmony with both the immediate environs and long-term sustainability. Almost 50 houses are featured in European House, most of which are in Western Europe (though constructions from Slovenia, Poland and Greece make the cut), all designed by architects that have distinctive and unique approaches to their work. Warning: you may come away from this book with a severe case of wanderlust, in addition to home envy.


    Specifier Magazine April/May 2016

    The adjective ‘european’ has always stood in for a certain sophistication and elan. In this dreamy volume by Philip Jodidio, editorial consultant for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the mystique of contemporary European residential architecture is explored in intricate detail. With hundreds of stunning internal and external images of modern european homes by influential architects, European House uses delicate floor plans and a digestible analysis of each project to powerfully communicate the essence of each design in multi-page spreads. Often referencing their contexts and sensitive to their site, the projects articulated in this book feature a sensitivity to progressive design and concerns of sustainability. Readers of European House can expect to be captivated by the splendours of european design and exposed to powerful insights about the nature of the home, the many-varied locales and people of the region, and the future of residential architecture of Europe.





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