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Cabins

Cabins
 

Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovativ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9783836565011
Barcode 9783836565011
Published 25 April 2018 by Taschen
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Jodidio, Philip
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ISBN-13 9783836565011
ISBN-10 3836565013
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Publication Date 25 April 2018
International Publication Date 28 March 2018
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Translated from German
Author(s) By Jodidio, Philip
Category History of Art
Art Styles: C 1960 -
Architecture
Residential Buildings, Domestic Buildings
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 195mm
Weight 1,246g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Vacation homes, Vacation homes - Pictorial works, Log cabins, Small houses
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 728.73
Catalogue Code 1007142

Description of this Book

Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode.This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, explores how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions. As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.The cabins selected for this publication emphasize the variety of the genre, both in terms of usage and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this survey is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations. Constant throughout, however, is architectural innovation, and an inspiring sense of contemplation and coexistence as people return to nature and to a less destructive model of being in the world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review TASCHEN understands books just as the best architects understand buildings.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Oscar Niemeyer, and Zaha Hadid.

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