OPENSTUDIO Wallpaper: Architects’ Houses featured
Wallpaper: Architects’ Houses featured

Architecture books: top tomes and meaty monographs to add to your reading list

Here at Wallpaper*, we’re students for life. We’ve got books piling up on shelves, desks and floor space surrounding the bookcase despite minimalist efforts. These are the photographic tomes, architects’ monographs and limited editions that we couldn’t resist.

Architects’ Houses, published by Thames & Hudson, comprises 30 pioneering houses and their architects, who talk about what inspired them and how their concepts came to become reality. Pictured here, the striking Swartberg house in South Africa by Jennifer Beningfield, featuring simple blocks of brick faced in rough plaster plays off the beauty of the landscape.