With more than 2,000 four-color photographs on 1,000 pages, each of these books presents the most significant examples of luxurious living from recent years. In "The World Contemporary Architecture", architects have been accused of only looking at the pictures in books. Architecture is matter and lives from the visible, from reconfigured room constellations, from overcoming gravity, from materials and their surfaces. This opulently illustrated book allows the reader to see from the perspective of an architect. To help the observer combine the contents of the individual photos into buildings in their mind's eye, detailed floor plans are provided for each image.