Building a beach house is one ofthe most appealing projects both for the architects and the future inhabitants, as it responds to the basic necessity of humanity to be consistent with nature. These fascinating and natural, though difficult to tackle conditions of the coast, are the framework for the projects included in this book. The respect for seaside topography has led to such architectural solutions as raising a house on pillars, widening openings to the utmost in areas lacking in sunlight, or closing off the house to protect it from strong winds. What dominates is a fragmented composition that creates a multitude of volumes and exterior but also helping to make the project’s different areas independent. This book is a collection of projects of renowned architects from all overthe world, each one revealing a unique dialogue between architecture and the ocean.
381 pages / 25 x 25 cm