Brazil is a country blessed with natural beauty and the buzz of megalopolises and resorts. Amid glamorous beaches and lush tropical vegetation, contemporary Brazilian architects are establishing a global reputation through house and hotel design that combines a bold contemporary aesthetic with a uniquely Brazilian sensibility.
Organized into three sections— "Town," "Country," and "Coast" —the carefully selected houses presented here offer new takes on indoor–outdoor living, beautifully crafted local materials, and a mastery of natural light. The locations range from stunning city homes to country retreats and tempting coastal escapes in cities including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro. Featuring work by Marcos Acayaba and Pritzker-prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, together with homes by designers such as Fernanda Marques, Guilherme Torres, and André Piva, New Brazilian House reflects the vitality and verve of Brazil’s architecture and design today.
— Interior Design
Chronicles distinctive modernist architecture.
— Palm Beach Daily News
Will be as useful to landscape architects and designers as home architects and designers.
Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on these subjects, including Off the Grid, The Iconic House, The Iconic American House, The Iconic British House, and The Iconic Interior.
Richard Powers is a photographer who deals in interiors, architecture, and built environments. His books include The Iconic House, The Iconic American House, and The Iconic Interior.