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.