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by Dung Ngo


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The third volume in the House Now series, this title showcases trends in domestic design as represented by extraordinary houses from around the world.

The third volume in the House Now series, this title showcases trends in domestic design as represented by extraordinary houses from around the world. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. E. Reyes (Author), L. Tettoni (Photographer).

World House Now book. World House Now (Universe Architecture Series). 0789308851 (ISBN13: 9780789308856).

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The third volume in the "House Now" series, this title showcases trends in domestic design as represented by extraordinary houses from around the world

The third volume in the "House Now" series, this title showcases trends in domestic design as represented by extraordinary houses from around the world.

World House Now is the sequel to America House Now and European House Now in Universe's popular and affordable architecture series, books that are the leading surveys of their field.

Dung Ngo. "World House Now" is the sequel to "America House Now "and "European House Now" in Universe's popular and affordable architecture series, books that are the leading surveys of their field. Domestic architecture is constantly changing; "World House Now" showcases over twenty houses all.

The third volume in the House Now series, this title showcases trends in domestic design as represented by extraordinary houses from . Dung Ngo is the former director of publications at Rice University School of Architecture. Featuring projects from Asia. He also teaches in the Architecture and Design department at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), San Francisco. Series: Architecture/Design Series.

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Comments: (3)

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great book
Xlisiahal
Now I truly believe that the quality of any residential architecture books largely depends on editting, i.e., how to thoughtfully select projects to form a coherent presentation of an overarching theme. The theme reflects the purpose of the book (What kind of message the editor wants to convey to the readers? What does the editor want the readers to learn from the book? And what kind of impact does the editor want the book to make?). The theme is the core of the book.

Apparently, the editor had a theme for this book: showing buildings that both follow the paradigm of comtemporary architecture (i.e., being similar to each other) and respect local traditions (i.e., being different to each other). This is a very interesting theme worth pursuing, but also a very tough topic. Does the book succeed in bringing this theme convincingly to the readers? Somewhat but not good enough.

Several featured projects did touch the topic of being similar and unique simultaneously (e.g., The architect of the Split House used an indigenous building material unique to the reagion but at the same time based the design on the modern architectural aesthetics.). Unfortunately, however, this theme was not emphasized consistently throughout the book. Quite a few projects did not follow the overall theme. As a result, it is easy for readers to get lost.

That being said, the majority of the projects are interesting. The floor plans are clear, detailed, and easy to follow thanks to the legend linking the drawings with the pictures.

Overall, a nice little book.
Gavirim
World House Now is a thoroughly enjoyable read for anyone who appreciates thoughtful, modern architecture. The author's text is very accessible and informative. The unique qualities of each house are clearly outlined. The book's beautiful, minimal layout, compact size and generous selection of all-color photographs make flipping through it a pleasure. A subtle and fun world map feature helps readers identify the house locations.
Highly recommended--a must-have for any architecture/design book collection.
World House Now : Contemporary Architectural Directions (Architecture/Design Series) download epub
Architecture
Author: Dung Ngo
ISBN: 0500284199
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: Gardners Books; 1st UK Edition 1st Printing edition (June 30, 2003)
Pages: 240 pages