Following the format of Phaidon's hugely popular Modern House, Modern House 2 is a survey of the world's most innovative and inspiring contemporary houses. Organized thematically, it examines over 30 houses considering contemporary issues such as ecological concerns, changing patterns of living, building with sensitivity in increasingly populated cities, and respecting the environment when building in isolated rural areas. It also discusses concept houses for the future, focusing on international competition designs or commissions for 'model houses' and offers an insight into future possibilities for domestic architecture. Architects and practices featured include Glenn Murcutt, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Foster and Partners, Williams and Tsien, Gunter Behnisch, Patkau Architects, SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, Marcos Acayaba and Gabriel Poole. Modern House 2 responds to an increasing level of knowledge and sophisticated interest in design and environmental issues to illustrate that striking and innovative design can be achieved within the framework of common concerns about everyday living patterns that affect us all.
Introduction; Chapter 1 Environmental awarenessCharlotte House, Stuttgart, Germany; Glen Murcutt (Aus): Marika-Alderton House, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia; Gabriel Poole (Aus): Poole House, Lake Weyba, Queensland, Australia; Marcos Acayaba (Brazil): Acayaba House, Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ken Shuttleworth, Foster &Partners (UK): Crescent House, Wiltshire, UK; Javier Senoisiain (Mex): Mexican Whale House, Mexico City, Mexico; Chapter 2 Changing patterns of living within the home: Robbrecht & Daem (Bel): Lannoo House, Sint Martens Latem, Belgium; Peter Barber (UK): Villa Anbar, Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Richard Stacy, Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy (USA): Corson/Heinser House, San Francisco, California, USA; Mockbee & Cocker (USA): House at Shiloh Falls, Tennessee, USA; Office for Metropolitan Architecture (Holland): House near Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; KNTA Architects (Singapore): Check House 2, Cluney Park, Singapore; Thom Craig (NZ): Black Box House, Christchurch, New Zealand; Chapter 3 Urban interaction: Herzog & de Meuron: Koechlin House, Basle, Switzerland; Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA (Jap): M House, Tokyo, Japan; Revathi Kamath (India): Nalin Tomar House, New Delhi, India; Williams & Tsien (USA): House in New York City, New York, USA; Koning Eizenberg (USA): Ozone House, Venice, CA; Donovan Hill (Aus): C House, Brisbane, Australia; Christophe Lab (Fr): Film House, Paris, France; MVRDV (Holland): Borneo Sporenburg 18 House, Amsterdam; Chapter 4 Splendid isolation, or the rural retreat: Patkau Architects (Canada): Barnes House, British Columbia, Canada; Mathias Klotz (Chile): Reutter House, Zapallar, Chile; Lacaton Vassal (Fr): House at Cap Ferret, Bordeaux, France; Will Bruder (USA): Byrne House, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Future Systems (UK): House in Wales, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK; Scogin, Elam & Bray (USA): Nomentana Residence, Maine, USA; Chapter 5 Concept houses of the future: Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition, Japan, 1998, 'House of Poetic Space'; Daily Mail/Ideal Home 'Concept House' Competition, UK, 1999: Pierre d'Avoine Architects, Slim House; Time Magazine Visions 21: How We Will Live, USA, 2000: Wes Jones, House for the Suburbs, Bernard Tschumi, House for the City; Credits; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgements