The Contemporary Home

From Vietnam and South Africa to Austria, pioneering, spectacular single-family homes have been built all around the globe in recent years. In the process, each culture puts its own special twist on outside-the-box architecture. Exceptional integration into the environment was a priority for each project featured in this volume - ranging from a cozy forest refuge and a beach house with panoramic views to an urban dwelling. The houses selected for this photo book are as varied as they are inventive: innovative material combinations, sustainable building practices, and energy efficiency concepts make each residence a glorious example of contemporary architectural trends.