Architecture with an edgy twist is usually the best kind. This book brings together some architects who did not think 'inside the box' at all. The not-so-obvious locations helped to ensure that these projects were literally edgy.
Cliffs, steep slopes and chasms are not the favourite underground for many architects to build on. Some, however, do not shy away from this kind of challenge and embraced the unique landscapes of China, Spain, the US, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Norway, among others. These sixty case studies show that an 'impossible location' does not exist. Architects and design agencies such as Zaha Hadid, Bengo Studio, Khab Architects and P+O Arquitectura were even inspired by the special environment to create a truly unique result. The accompanying photos show nature and architecture from their most beautiful side. Edgy Architecture. Architecture in the most impossible places (Lannoo) is again a wonderful source of inspiration for architecture lovers and for those who like to take the principle 'living on the edge' literally. Do you prefer to play it safe? Then buy this book and simply enjoy dreaming away at the impressive images.
‘X house’ by cadaval & sola-morales arquitectos © sara pereznieto
Images top to bottom, left to right:
YA-House by Kubota Architect Atelier, image courtesy of Kubota Architect Atelier
Capital Hill Residence by Zaha Hadid Architects, image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
House on a Cliff by GilBartolome Architects © Jesus Granada
Qiyun Mountain Tree House by Bengo Studio © Chen Hao