Living On Water

Feb 27, 2018

Category: Entertainment

More than maybe any other element, humans have a special draw to water. Some of our biggest cities and most beatiful homes are located at the water’s edge. Living On Water, a new book from Phaidon’ editors, is dedicated to the latter.

This 272-paged hardback book from the London-based publisher highlights 55 homes in 3 different chapters titled Built To Look At Water, Built On Water, and Built To Reflect Water. While each home is connected by the contemporary style in which they’re built, the book does offer a broad survey of buildings. The 341 illustrations in the coffee-table-book cover homes from overseas, brutalist buildings, and oddities that feel more experiment than living space. Details on each house – the architecture firm that designed it, their location, the materials used – are included in the text accompanying the building’s photographs and illustrations. All things said, a great book for daydreaming about your next beach Airbnb.

Purchase: $37

Photo: Bharath Ramamrutham
Photo: Ken’ichi Suzuki
Photo: Javier Callejas

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Entertainment

The Aluminum Cache River Tool Is A Pocketable EDC Bit Driver

With anodized 6061 aluminum construction and premium Wiha bits.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Amazon Soars Into Cloud Gaming With Its ‘Luna’ 4K-Ready Subscription Service

Subscribe to various gaming “channels” and services for $6 a month.

Posted By

Sep 28, 2020

Featured Image

Netflix Expands Its Horror Anthology Series With ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

A nine-episode follow-up to 2018's 'The Haunting of Hill House.'

Posted By

Sep 23, 2020

Featured Image

Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ Blends Classic TV Nostalgia With Mind-Bending Super Thrills

A deep dive into one of the MCU's most mysterious duos.

Posted By

Sep 21, 2020

Featured Image

Disney+ Thrills With Action-Packed Trailer For Season 2 Of ‘The Mandalorian’

Mando and Baby Yoda return for even more interstellar adventure.

Posted By

Sep 15, 2020

Featured Image

Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Is A Star-Studded Otherworldly Sci-Fi Action Epic

A stunning remake from the 'Blade Runner 2049' director.

Posted By

Sep 10, 2020