2012. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine d/w.
Pure Luxury: World's Best Houses features houses on every continent, from Costa Rica to South Africa, Korea to Cyprus, as well as extensive coverage of the USA and Australia. The book showcases projects by leading architects including Lake-Flato, Griffin Enright Architects, Iredale Pedersen Hook, Mojo Sturmer Architects and many more... This publication is the latest in IMAGES' landmark series of 100 Houses titles Pure Luxury: World's Best Houses is a celebration of residential living at its finest, and best. Satisfying our natural and abiding curiosity about how other people live, and our endless quest to add a special something to our own homes, this latest volume in IMAGES' 100 Houses series showcases contemporary architectural trends. The beauty of residential architecture lies in its infinite scope for innovation and the comfort of its inhabitants, be they at rest, at play, or hosting guests. Among the awe-inspiring projects in this book are an opulent villa set in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool projecting over LA, an idyllic rural retreat set in luxurious valleys and stunning beach houses around the coast. The diversity of the locations extend from Mexico and Brazil to Thailand and Italy. Featured architects include: Damien Murtagh, Lockyer Architects, ISJ Architects, Saucier + Perrotte, SAOTA, Okada Architects, Original Vision, Koutsoftides Architects, Drozdov Partners and Carlos Bratke Architect.
Driss Fatih graduated in modern languages from Oxford University and has over ten years' experience in publishing, starting with Routledge in London, where he worked on the Europa World series of books, before editing The Europa World of Learning. He then joined Dod's Parliamentary Communications, working between Westminster and Brussels, combined with freelance work as a copy editor and proofreader. He is currently editor and project co-ordinator at Images Publishing Group in Melbourne, producing titles on architecture and interior design - two of his passions.