Jacobsen Arquitetura is a leading Brazilian architecture firm created by Paulo and Bernardo Jacobsen that is known for their clean lines, union with nature, and bright spaces. This monograph features twenty-five stunning houses by the firm that are excellent examples of building with nature in mind. Each house includes a short project text by renowned architecture critic Philip Jodidio, as well as a selection of drawings and plans. The volume opens with an introductory essay focusing on the global influence of the work of Jacobsen Arquitetura and ends with a brief section featuring renderings of houses still under construction in Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Fully illustrated with photography specially commissioned for this book, Casa Tropical sets each house in the context of diverse terrains and climates, making it a welcome resource for architects and designers.
Philip Jodidio is the author of numerous books on architecture, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.