From the modern, flat-roofed concrete home to an energy-independent cob-walled house in the countryside, this guide shows seventy single-family homes that showcase the best of contemporary design. Each home is identified in terms of eight design considerations, including challenging lots, homes in the country, houses with a view, small spaces, unusual shapes, additions and remodels, zoning restrictions, and adding in-law or guest suites and office spaces. Packed with beautiful color images of both interiors and exteriors, floor plans, and details about the materials and types of construction used, this book is a valuable source of inspiration for architects and homeowners planning their dream house.
Wolfgang Bachmann has served as editor of Construction World in Berlin and as chief editor for Builder in Munich, and is now its editor. Arno Lederer is a German architect, a partner at Lederer + Ragnarsdottir + Oei, and a professor of architecture.