Living on Vacation: Contemporary Houses for Tranquil LivingPhaidon Editors

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Escape and unwind with this breathtaking collection of contemporary homes - each designed with relaxation in mind

Packed with the spirit of sanctuary, Architecture on Vacation is an inspiring showcase of spaces used exclusively for retreat and rejuvenation; from sun-drenched private islands and peaceful lakeside cottages to intimate mountain hideaways and secluded desert villas. This volume goes further than any other in search of the world's most desirable havens, featuring fabulous, architect-designed homes from across the globe, each illustrated inside and out with carefully curated photography emphasizing each home's stunning location.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 280 pp
  • Illustrations: 250 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838660406

Conceieved and edited by Phaidon editors

"Part fantasy escape and part futuristic vision, these desirable... designs are a stunning blend of structure and landscape." —The Observer Magazine

"Exquisite homes in beautiful places have a way of inspiring us—to travel, to escape, to reconnect with nature. A new book, Living on Vacation, takes us to some of the world’s most dramatic houses, each situated in a glorious, rejuvenating landscape." —American Way

"A picturesque journey featuring architect designed homes tucked away in the most desirable locations around the globe." —DuJour

"Transportive volume." —Galerie Magazine

"Compiles covetable getaways from around the world." —The Globe and Mail Style Advisor

"Every day is like a holiday when you call one of the houses showcased in this book home." —Galerie Magazine

"This accessible, thoughtful, and visually stunning work—it's packed with more than 500 photographs—is perfect for architecture and modern art connoisseurs." —Veranda