WHAT WE’RE READING: Autobiographical Homes – The houses architects design for themselves

WHAT WE’RE READING

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We are looking forward to Taschen‘s publication of The Architect’s Home next month. An updated version of One Hundred Houses for One Hundred Architects, the book has been written by the same author, Gennaro Postiglione – a design teacher at Milan Politecnico.

Beautifully presented and great ideas and inspiration book, this is how Taschen describes it:

‘The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it’s important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners’ personalities, then architects’ own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings—every detail adds color to the story. Each of these dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could.’

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