A highly practical and instructive sourcebook following each step of the design and construction process of over thirty houses constructed on especially tricky sites. Projects include real “cliffhangers” that seem to hover in thin air, houses set on dramatically sloped plots or tiny, oddly-shaped plots hemmed in on all sides. Particular emphasis is placed on the engineering techniques, construction processes and materials employed to pull off these architectural acrobatics, making this an endless source of absolutely crucial information for any architectural professional or student.
Plentzia, Two Single-Family Homes / av 62 arquitectos. House-Sculpture in an Alpine Environment / oos ag open operating system. In-Between House / Dominic Stevens. A-M House / Elena Mateu. Red House / Jarmund / Vigsnaes Architects. Living Box / Architeam 4. House Extension / ARX Portugal. House on the Riverside / Rafael Iglesia. House in Karakuen II / Waro Kishi + K. Associates / architects. Jamie Residence / Escher GuneWardena. Eating Area and Lookout / Carolina Contreras / Tomás Cortese. House in Cabo San Lucas / Steven Harris Architects. 2 Houses in Ponte de Lima / Eduardo Souto de Moura. De Blas House / Alberto Campo Baeza. House in the Southern Highlands / Harry Seidler & Associates. House R 128 / Werner Sobek. Rochman Residence / Callas Shortridge Architects. House in Zahara de los Atunes / Alfredo Payá Benedito. Dra Single Family Dwelling / Querkraft. House in Soulac-sur-Mer / KOZ Architectes (Plan 01). Gåshaga Brygga / Sandell Sandberg Arkitekter. House in the appletree / office Dreer2.