We tend to divide buildings into two basic categories - private structures such as houses, and public buildings like railway stations, concert halls or museums. This title highlights the groundbreaking and breathtaking public architecture appearing around the world, from Spain to Norway, via Chile, China and the USA.
Discusses the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom.
There may be distinctions between a house and a home. The fact remains that the fundamental ideas of shelter, life and death are intertwined with the architecture of the commonplace in every dwelling, from cave to castle. This book leads the reader from Patagonia in Argentina to the cliffs of Dover Heights, Australia to see some remarkable houses.
Gaudi did not become a success as a result of the quantity of works completed, since he only directed about 20 important projects. His secret was probably knowing how to tackle architectural creation in a distinct manner, without artistic or technical prejudices. He replanted the essence of architecture and reconsidered tastes and materials.