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Description - International Beach Houses by Louisa Wattson

A dazzling tour of the most fabulous beach residences on six continents, this book includes floor plans, interiors and vistas from the best in modern coastline architecture, including houses in the United States, Spain, Portugal, France, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Japan and South Africa. Each house represents a unique response to the challenges of local terrain and culture, unified by the spirit of luxury and leisure of the beach house. From the tip of South Africa to the shores of Denmark, International Beach Houses takes you on a tour of more than twenty sumptuous coastal vacation homes, designed by cutting-edge contemporary architects.Illustrated with interiors, technical drawings and breathtaking vistas, this collection showcases thoughtful responses to the challenge of building in harmony with nature and includes the work of Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Steven Harris, Barclay & Crousse and many others. The informative text guides the reader through each house, giving insight into the philosophical, cultural and practical principles that drive its design. Photographed by Enric Navarro i Comas showing each house's superb details, the dazzling beaches and luxurious dwellings featured in this book demonstrate the complex relationship between the modernity of the structures and the agelessness of landscapes, and are sure to entice and inspire lovers of architecture and seaside life alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780810992962
ISBN-10: 0810992965
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 274mm x 23mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Louisa Wattson

Louisa Wattson is an expert on twentieth-century architecture and design. She has co-authored several books on these subjects.