The unique and notable work being done by con-temporary architects is generously presented in this illustrated volume. Their designs can be understood as homes intended to be interpretations of life and the environment. Each of the forty examples included in Houses is represented by a wide array of perspectives and details of the houses, apartments and lofts these sophisticated architects have developed; while exterior photographs and window views link them to the colours and forms of the surrounding landscapes. Older black and white images in some cases testify to the transformation achieved by a new design, while pictures taken by day and by night demonstrate how the proportions appear in natural and artificial light. The floor plans show how the rooms work together and provide additional information about the textured relationship between the public and private areas of the houses. An extensive biography of and an interview with each architect accompany their various drafts and the concepts behind their designs. Modern architecture made accessible!