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Who Built That? Modern Houses | Didier Cornille | 9781616892630

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Who Built That? Modern Houses

An introduction to Modern Houses and Their Architects

Author:Didier Cornille

Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 978-1-6168-9263-0

  • Hardcover
  • English
  • 84 Pages
  • Sep 2, 2014

The book 'Who Built That? Modern Houses' takes readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille uses a light touch to depict the various stages of construction, paying special attention to key design innovations and signature details. Cornille s charming drawings and accessible text unlock the secrets of modern classic houses, ranging from Le Corbusier s Villa Savoye (1931) and Frank Lloyd Wright s'Fallingwater (1939) to Shigeru Ban s Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas' Bordeaux House (1998). Readers of all ages will delight in this colorful introduction to modern architecture s most extraordinary homes.

The book 'Who Built That? Modern Houses' takes readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greatest architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille uses a light touch to depict the various stages of construction, paying special attention to key design innovations and signature details. Cornille s charming drawings and accessible text unlock the secrets of modern classic houses, ranging from Le Corbusier s Villa Savoye (1931) and Frank Lloyd Wright s'Fallingwater (1939) to Shigeru Ban s Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas' Bordeaux House (1998). Readers of all ages will delight in this colorful introduction to modern architecture s most extraordinary homes.



Didier Cornille is a designer, illustrator, and professor at the cole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans, France

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