By Robyn Beaver

ISBN-10: 1864705426

ISBN-13: 9781864705423

Publish yr note: First released in 2010

21st Century homes: a hundred and fifty of the World's Best bargains a bumper choice of amazing modern designs in wonderful, modern color spreads. From modest to large and every little thing among, those homes characteristic the most recent tendencies in construction and inside layout and supply a revealing glimpse of what it's prefer to stay in probably the most unbelievable homes within the world.

Locations contain the united states, united kingdom, India, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Japan, the Bahamas,Mexico, Canada, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, UAE, Slovenia, Argentina,South Africa, Austria, Malaysia, and more.

More than a hundred of the world's so much well-liked architects are featured, together with U.S.architects Swatt | Miers, Marmol Radziner, Olson Kundig Architects, LPA Inc,and Moore Ruble Yudell; ecu architects Jarmund Vigsnaes, Paul de Ruiter,Marc Kohler Architects, Damiliano Studio, and K-M Architects; and South American architects Marcio Kogan, Una Arquitectos, FGMF, BAK Arquitectos, and Artadi Arquitectos.

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These changes in levels created an opportunity for the strongly stepped external massing as well as the complex interplay of the stairs in the central internal spaces. The Lshaped configuration maximizes the solar aspect for the living spaces. A central courtyard allows light to penetrate the middle of the house and helps to break up the massing of the façade. A feature of the house is the large central staircase, inspired by the James Bond movie, Never Say Never Again. The dark polished concrete stair connects the various level changes in a single fluid sculptural element.

Exterior materials are horizontal and vertical gray weathered cedar siding, slate fireplaces, and fir-framed windows and doors. Sun screens protect the west and south elevations. The decks and roof terraces are variable extensions of the living space. Maple floors, ceilings, and doors and wall trim are selected throughout the interior. Gray slate floor slabs at the entry level have radiant heating. Sun screens, full insulation, and solar glass are some of the sustainable elements. East–west section 35 9 8 7 6 5 4 1 1 3 2 3 12 10 11 Second floor plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Open to below Gallery Study Stair Alcove Walk-in closet Master bathroom Master bedroom Porch Living Guest bedroom Guest bathroom 10 7 6 6 5 4 10 1 3 11 2 12 10 6 8 First floor plan 36 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Living Kitchen/dining Entry Stair Den Bathroom Bedroom Screened porch Exercise room Deck Covered walkway Garage 0 30ft 37 Benedict Canyon Residence Beverly Hills, California, USA Griffin Enright Architects Photography: ©Benny Chan/fotoworks This renovation of a 2,600-square-foot, mid-century hillside house in Los Angeles focused on the roof and the interior public spaces.

The curved sail-like rear white walls were designed to reflect the sails of the fishing boats from the Greek Islands. These walls soften the massing and bring a lightness to the house by breaking up the space and progressively dematerializing it into a series of cantilevered vertical and horizontal planes to the rear. North elevation 45 1 10 7 1 9 7 8 1 5 3 2 6 4 1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 3 Closet Second floor plan 15 16 4 5 6 7 Ensuite Master bedroom Terrace Balcony 14 8 Open to below 9 Void 10 Roof below 11 13 12 1 3 2 10 6 5 7 4 8 First floor plan 46 1 2 3 4 5 Entry Family WC Laundry Dining 6 7 8 9 10 11 Living Lawn Driveway Storage Bathroom Swimming pool 12 13 14 15 16 Terrace Kitchen Courtyard Study Planter 9 47 Blue Jay Way Los Angeles, California, USA McClean Design Photography: Nick Springett 48 This house is located on a spectacular lot above Sunset Strip with panoramic views of downtown and west Los Angeles all the way to Santa Monica, the Pacific, and Catalina Island.

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