Houses Now: Material Style

Images Publishing

A selection of outstanding contemporary architect-designed houses from around the world.

  • Houses Now: Material Style is a chic, modern book that showcases an eclectic range of contemporary homes, designed by an impressive selection of architects. Honing in on the variety and quality of materials used, Houses Now also explores the finer details of architectural styles from across the globe, from suburban masterpieces and sprawling country homes, to sleek city residences and breathtaking beach houses. These houses demonstrate that, when it comes to residential design, there are few limits.

    Professional full-color photography is complemented by floor plans and a vibrant book design

  • ISBN: 9781864705898

    Dimensions: 278mm x 226mm

    Page Count: 240

    Publication Date: Aug 2014

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Design Pilgrim

    Whether you're building your dream home and have an appetite for inspiration or you're just an architecture lover like us, there's some serious pleasure in flicking through the pages of the latest designer tome from Images Publishing...[Read more] - Nov 2014

    My Renovation Magazine

    Inspiration can strike at any time but if you are stuck for ideas for your latest renovation project, it's not a bad idea to grab some books and magazines and see what incredible designs others are creating. Make this book is among them: Houses Now - Material Style is filled with a collection of contemporary homes that tat the boundaries of design. The publishers takes us around the world where we drop in on a century-old American bungalow which has been artfully restored; a home called Jellyfish which has been built in response to the insistent Spanish sun; and New Zealand's Davy House, which has been built using Sthapatya Veda design principles. The Sunshine Coast gets a nod too with Montville House, a sustainable home in the Obi Obi valley, designed by Sparks Architects. Beautifully presented, the book is packed with colourful photographs and handy floor plans to really get your creative renovation juices flowing. - Sep 2014

    West Australian Magazine - 'Habitat' Magazine

    A must-read for budding builders, renovators or anyone in need of a little design inspiration, this book celebrates contemporary residential architecture at its finest. The projects cover a range of architectural styles, with avant-garde luxury featured alongside suburban family abodes. Homes in Spain, Germany and New Zealand are among the diverse selection, accompanied by brief notes on the finer details of each project, including the design and construction methods. Australian projects are among the most spectacular in the book, including a Darwin home renovated from its original state as a 1970s modernist box in a stylish, sophisticated home that embraces the tropical climate. - October 2014

    The Herald Sun 'Home' Magazine

    Your jaw will hit the ground when you start turning the pages of this book. Yes, most of these houses fall into the big, bold and hugely expensive category. There's the ultra-modern concrete-box creation next to the ocean at Acapulco, the curvaceous Star Trek-style design on a hill in Stuttgart, and the sprawling sophisticated villa at the edge of a forest in Netherlands. But there are also some truly beautiful homes that are influenced by their natural surroundings and blend seamlessly with the landscape in which they sit. And, if you look closely, there are some fabulous ideas for any home builder or renovator to pinch: a curved deck here, recycled-timber cabinets there, even an all-white mezzanine bedroom in the roof. Jam-packed with photos and floor plans, the book is a font of inspiration. - Oct 2014

    The Age Newspaper - Home Style Magazine

    Editor Sabita Naheswaran's intent to showcase the finer details of architectural styles across the globe, with a special focus on the materials used, is largely realised in this range of 40 remarkable residences (including from Australia), all of which have been designed in sympathy with their surrounding environs and an increasing awareness of the importance of passive design. In this large pictorial book, Naheswaran's text is concise but informative, highlighting the key points that take each conceptual project to successfully realised abode. - Oct 2014


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