The Modern House is, in part, the narrative of how some of the most important examples of modern houses were commissioned and built in the UK. The book presents an inspiring selection of properties from innovative estate agents, The Modern House, and is split into four sections: town houses, conversions, country houses and apartments.
Iconic Modernist buildings such as Wells Coates’ Isokon Building (1934) and Berthold Lubetkin’s Highpoint (1935) are included, as well as more recent examples by renowned architects including Marcel Breuer, 6a Architects, John Pawson, Richard and Su Rogers, Adjaye Associates and Carl Turner, whose low energy Slip House, a cantilevered sculptural abode of translucent glass, steel and concrete was awarded the RIBA Manser Medal for the best house in the UK in 2013.
As well as outlining an historical outline for each house, the book touches on the characteristics which make each of these buildings uniquely modern and such perfect spaces for living—functionalism, truth to materials, flowing space and natural light.
Featuring an extended introductory essay by acclaimed architectural journalist Jonathan Bell, former architecture editor for Wallpaper* and contributing editor at Blueprint, this book is a second edition, following the success of the first edition published in 2015.