Book theme: Architectural & Industrial
Street Date: April 18, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5970
Architecture reflects the period of time in which it was created. This is true for landmark buildings and major public projects as well as residential and family properties. Yet architecture is also an expression of an individual's personality, needs, taste, and his or her overall take on life. Different countries, cultures, and lifestyles influence the design of structures and interiors as much as the local climate and other regional characteristics do. What does a house need to become a home? Infinite Space provides answers to this question that are as varied as the people behind the projects presented on its pages. Singles, couples, and families; clients, architects, and suppliers--they all have their own ideas of what makes a modern home. While the featured buildings have a contemporary clarity, lightness, and openness in common, they differ greatly in their details. The spectrum of materials used includes wood, stone, metal, and glass. Colors range from bright to subdued; furnishings from glamorously elaborate to tastefully understated. Their unique combination gives each house its character or, rather, reflects the character of its owners, builders, and residents. A terrace by a lake, a dramatic fireplace, a living room bathed in sunlight adjoining an open-plan kitchen, a pool amongst palm trees, a sauna in the forest, a bedroom with a sky view--Infinite Space showcases stunning projects from all around the world captured by renowned architecture and interior photographer James Silverman on his travels. In his images of living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, working areas, children's rooms, and gardens, Silverman explores the interplay of functional and decorative space, as well as interiors and exteriors. Infinite Space takes a nuanced look at how houses are constructed today. This book will not only inspire professional architects and interior designers, but it will also prompt anyone building or renovating a house to define their own particular home in more detail--little by little, and each time slightly differently. Until their dream home becomes a reality.