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LIVING BY THE SEA: 25 INTERNATIONAL EXAMPLES
Christine Desmoulins

Birkhauser, 2008
Hardcover
160 pages
220 colour & 130 b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9783764386955

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This book focuses on the design, constructional, and technical possibilities that permit one to react to the special conditions of locations by the sea. The author sets forth the principal aspects that fundamentally affect architectural design for this construction task: the geography and geology of the site, climatic conditions, and durability of materials, but also such aesthetic factors as light, landscape, and position.

The following project section, with twenty-five international examples, is organized according to the type of relationship the houses have with the sea: right by the sea, above the sea, or in the sea. The volume uses texts, detailed project information, drawings, and striking photographs to present exemplary design approaches taken by contemporary architects, including Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, and Steven Holl.

 

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