Masterpiece:Iconic Houses by Great Contemporary Architects

Images Publishing

Beth Browne

  • With an intrinsic ability to see the big picture, todays 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 architectures 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 worlds top contemporary practitioners, who consistently prove that architecture can always be re-imagined.

    Featuring stunning residential designs from architectures best and brightest, Masterpiece offers a tantalizing glimpse inside some of the worlds most stylish houses, each with a distinctive wow-factor the hallmark of these icons of architecture.

  • ISBN: 9781864704532

    Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm

    Page Count: 224

    Publication Date: Aug 2012

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Houses Magazine

    Each feature employs evocative photography, richly detailed with project summaries and plans. Covering a vast range of aesthetic expressions and housing typologies, from the highly modern, Victorian, classical or country cottage to the contemporary home, there is something in here for everyone. - June 2013

    Design Pilgrim

    Proving that architecture can always be re-imagined,Masterpiece is an architecture and design lovers kind of tome, a compendium of spectacular houses from some of the world's best architects presented collected in one impressive publication...[Read more] - Nov 2012

    The Age Domain Lift-out

    This book is about the best of the best. Designed by the most talented conjurors of the built environment, these houses are the stuff of architects' dreams. The homes, grand and modest, range gloriously across fields, coastlines and cities of the world. - Oct 20 2011

    Melbourne Home Design & Living

    Each home is beautifully photographed and features a review with technical and practical aspects of the design, as well as detailed insights into the architects and the unique philosophies behind their designs. - Dec 2012

    Cream Magazine Christmas Issue

    This hefty tome is packed with pictures thatll inspire and keep you admiring. Its an up-to-the-minute collection of residential work from the worlds best practitioners from Frank Gehry to Steven Ehrlich, who prove that architecture can always be re-imagined. - Dec 2012

    Specifier Magazine

    With stunning photography and very useful informative plans and project summaries,ᅠMasterpiece: Iconic Houses by Great Contemporary Architectsᅠoffers a rare glimpse into the design philosophies of the architects. - Nov/Dec 2012

    Grand Designs Australia Magazine

    Masterpiece presents an up-to-the-minute collection of residential work from the worlds best practitioners&&.. Stunning architectural photography is supplemented with detailed descriptions, plans, sections and sketches, revealing the mastery behind each design. - Nov 2012


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