The Urban House: Townhouses, Apartments, Lofts, and Other Spaces for City Living

An authoritative volume on the most innovative new residential design in cities around the globe. This carefully curated book presents twenty-five new and recent spaces for city living. Author Ron Broadhurst has selected projects that represent a set of ideas that can be described as belonging particularly to our time and which will shape how we think of living in the city in the future. Where the great experimenters of the last century were stripping away ornamentation and creating free-flowing spaces for the first time, today’s innovators are pioneering research in the potential of new materials for both formal invention and environmental sustainability and creating bold and sophisticated essays in the adaptive reuse of spaces originally designed for other purposes. With the newest work from such design luminaries as Andrée Putman, Annabelle Selldorf, and Richard Meier, as well as emergent talents like Barbara Bestor and Messana O’Rorke, The Urban House is a uniquely coherent volume on the best in new residential design.

About The Author

Ron Broadhurst is the author of Houses: Modern Natural/Natural Modern and Next Houses: Architecture for the Twenty-First Century. Pritzker Prize–winner Richard Meier is a world-renowned architect whose five-volume monograph was published by Rizzoli.

  • Publish Date: February 18, 2014
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Architecture - Buildings - Residential
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • Pages: 298
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $45.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3955-1


"Homes Worth Aspiring To. The Urban House is a sensory splash of 25 pristine dwellings in cities around the world." -The New York Times

"Call it windy, sinful, or sleepless, but in the end, a city is defined by its inhabitants and the architecture they create. Ron Broadhurst explores this symbiotic relationship in The Urban House, a gorgeous new volume that examines the ideas and influences behind 25 innovative metropolitan dwellings." -Architectural Digest

"Each page seems more dreamy than the last... opens the doors to twenty five of those escapes, inviting the reader into private residences that many (or more aptly, most) can only dream of... belongs in the library of any city dweller- no matter the jealousy it may ignite." -Rue Magazine

"City living can be chaotic, crowded and stressful, which is why these 25 homes are so appealing. They illustrate how excellent design can offer an oasis of calm and serenity in the urban jungle." -Belle

“Must-have interior design book” -212 Concept

Author Bookshelf: Ron Broadhurst

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