This Is Not a House showcases recent projects that represent the vanguard of architects creating innovative spaces for living in the twenty-first century from the pages of the progressive architecture magazine Mark. Dan Rubinstein and the editors of the Amsterdam-based magazine have selected projects that represent a set of ideas that can be described as belonging particularly to our time and which will shape how we think of domestic life for a long time to come. Where the great experimenters of the last century were stripping away ornamentation and creating free-flowing spaces for the first time, today's pioneers are researching the potential of new materials and techniques to push the boundaries of environmental sustainability, as well as creating new forms and bold, sophisticated explorations in the adaptive reuse of spaces originally designed for any number of other purposes.
This Is Not a House presents the latest built residential projects by such design luminaries as Sou Fujimoto, Plasma Studio, and Michael Maltzan, as well as such emerging ones as Johan Selbing, among others, in an array of locations across the globe, including New York, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Dan Rubinstein is a writer and editor based in New York City. He is also the former editor in chief of Surface magazine and a former staffer at House & Garden.
Since its launch in 2005, Mark-Another Architecture has explored the boundaries of architecture, shining its spotlight on eminent architects and new talent alike.