A funky and fascinating book about contemporary architecture for children.
Have you aver seen a house without walls? Is it possible to pack a house into a suitcase? Can a house behave like a turtle? What kind of house can homeless people have? Would you prefer to live in a moon, in a nut ... or inside a sewage pipe?
Architecture is amazing! HOUSE demonstrates that the space we live in doesn't have to be a dull cube. While it should meet the needs of its inhabitants and surroundings, it can also be distinctive, and sometimes utterly surprising.
Witty, richly coloured drawings and concise, accessible descriptions of 35 extraordinary houses designed by the most prominent architects of the world.
Houses that look like pears, inflatable houses, igloos, tea houses and tree houses.
From New York to Copenhagen, Tokyo to the south of Chile, and Iran to Australia.
Explains the inspiration behind each design and the materials used - including ecological options.
'The text manages to be both "child" and "adult"; it's aimed at children but is just as interesting for adults because it's a mixture of facts and quirk. It's amazing these houses exist.
'Everyone I've shown it to wants one, from 12 year old boys to adults. Who could not choose this book?'
Julia Marshall, publisher
Aleksandra Machowiak and Daniel Mizieliński graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland in 2008. They have their own graphic design business called Hippopotam Studio. HOUSE is their first book.
Winner of IBBY Polish BOok of the Year.
Winner of the 'Child-Friendly World' grand prize at the Committee of Protection of the Rights of the Child winner book awards.
IBBY Honour List 2010
Age 6 to infinity
205 x 205mm 156 pages