There are few things we at The Daily Beast enjoy more than house porn. We love walking down residential boulevards in cities and towns, whiling away the hours admiring the ingenuity of some and the blanching at the choices of others. But, because only so many houses can be experienced on foot, books that transport you to the places and homes you’ll likely never get to see are often our favorites.
Therefor, it makes sense that this week’s selection for our Just Booked feature (our twice-a-month series on gorgeous travel-related coffee table books) is Taschen’s new Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World by Philip Jodidio.
The book covers everything from outrageous mansions to tightly designed small homes around the world, and displays them against a black background which allows them to really pop. Big names like MVRDV are featured, but so are homes by less bold-faced names like our new favorite the Newberg Residence by Cutler Anderson Architects.
Homes for Our Time. Contemporary Houses around the World by Philip Jodidio. Published by Taschen. ($70)