A main task for architects has always been the planning of private residences, commissioned by the future occupants or by clients seeking the extraordinary. The design of houses has the potential to provide unique opportunities for architects to develop and realize unusual ideas and innovative solutions for the outer appearance of the building, the integration in the surroundings, the organization of the interior spaces as well as the design of the rooms. This 512 page volume of the series Collection features around 200 houses from all parts of the world ? by famous architects as well as the stars of the future unknown so far focusing on the variety of possibilities for creating private residences. Each project is featured by comprehensive texts in English, German and French, sketches, floor plans and drawings as well as high-quality photographs.