The Architect’s Home

© Archivio del Moderno
Accademia di architettura, Mendrisio
Aurelio Galfetti
1986, New construction,
still inhabited by the architect
via D’Alberti, Bellinzona (CH)

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Building Themselves Up

Revealing new book shows us architects' home-work...

It’s all very well letting the architects go nuts with their crayons to create mind-blowing and visionary home design statements, but what’s it like when the tradesmen have packed up their Thermos flasks and you get down to the business of living in the place? Does the practicality match the ‘wow factor’? There should be no such conflict when the architect is designing their own house, of course, and in The Architect’s Home, an A-Z of dwellings published by Taschen, we get to see what happens when client and commissioner are one and the same.

Brought together by author Gennaro Postiglione, editor of Area magazine and a qualified architect himself, The Architect’s Home is a treasure trove of innovative domestic design, some examples of which are still inhabited by their creators and some of which now stand as museum pieces, lauded as milestone examples of the art. A rare chance to see inside the minds and homes of an international cast of architectural luminaries past and present.

The Architect's Home

© Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo, Madrid
Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo
1961– 62, New construction,
still inhabited by the architect
Avenida de Miraflores 14,
Puerta de Hierro, Madrid (E)

The Architect's Home

© Taschen

The Architect's Home

© Architectenbureau Van den Broek
en Bakema Archive
Johannes Hendrik van den Broek
1948 – 52, New construction
Kralingseweg, Rotterdam (NL)

The Architect's Home

© Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo, Madrid
Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo
1961– 62, New construction,
still inhabited by the architect
Avenida de Miraflores 14,
Puerta de Hierro, Madrid (E)

The Architect's Home

© Peter Gössel, Bremen
Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren, Eliel Saarinen
1901– 03, New Construction,
Now museum
Kirkkonummi (FIN)

The Architect's Home

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