Budding designer in the family? You might want to encourage that ambition with Who Built That? Modern Houses: An Introduction to Modern Houses and Their Architects by Didier Cornille.
It’s an 84-page introduction to architecture from Princeton Architectural Press, designed to appeal to kids as well as adults. Didier Cornille introduces each architect, the ‘main concepts’ of their work, as well as their most important projects in a mix of text and his own, very distinctive drawings.
Houses featured include vintage houses such as Gerrit Rietveld’s Schroeder House (1924) and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye (1931) through to more contemporary properties such as Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas’s Bordeaux House (1998).
All of which is described as a ‘fun primer to modern architecture’. If that sounds like the book you need in your family, the hardback is available for £10.99.