Residential projects have become much more than places to live. Angles that seem impossible, unusual materials and shapes are some of the impressive aspects found in the experimental buildings that illustrate the volume two of the book 100 contemporary Architects, launched by the German publisher Taschen.
Besides a project designed by Marcio Kogan in Salvador, Bahia, the list includes three other buildings in Brazil: Casa Acayaba of Marcos Acayaba, which is in Guaruja, on the coast of Sao Paulo, the CF House, the office Bernardes + Jacobsen in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro and the Pier House in Paraty, also in Rio de Janeiro, by Simas and Grinspum.
The difficult task of selecting the projects came from the historian and economist Philip Jodidio, internationally recognized as one of the most popular authors, when it comes to architecture. “The architects have more freedom to express their ideas and try new concepts in designing homes than in corporate projects. Designing spaces for living has its challenges, for which architects are always looking for innovative solutions – rethinking the way we live our everyday lives is part of the job of designing a home,” says the book description.