The world is merging into one global system of goods, people and information.This book explores the social, cultural, and economic phenomena of globalisation through housing. The Chair of Architecture and Design at the ETH in Zürich examines the last 25 years of housing development through a historical criticism with the built projects as protagonists. Housing typologies have been chosen as contemporary architectural prototypes. The selection of housing projects reflects the most innovative and influential built housing projects and proposes important new guidelines in housing.
Including: Charles Correa, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Jean Nouvel, Alvaro Siza, Rem Koolhaas, Riegler Riewe, Hans Kollhoff, Kazuyo Sejima, MVRDV, Lacaton Vasal, Dietmar Eberle, Herzog & De Meuron, PLOT, among many others.
The ETH Zürich is a renowned European architecture institute. This is the fourth book in their acclaimed series.