Author(s): Michelle Galindo
"Beach Houses" features a stunning array of the most ambitious examples of residential design at the sea. From a minimalist dwelling on a remote island to an apartment complex high above the sea to a luxurious holiday villa in an urban setting, this volume brings together a collection of remarkable houses designed by well-known architectural firms as well as interesting approaches by local architects. The contemporary beach houses from across the world featured in this volume harmoniously adapt to their surrounding landscape while embracing the seaside lifestyle with sumptuous interiors and outdoor living spaces and balancing casual-cool and opulence. They answer todays aesthetic, functional and ecological demands, while at the same time underscoring the uniqueness of the seaside location.