Family houses - a paradigm in the evolution of architecture. This book presents several examples of emerging residential architecture, linked by the manner in which they propose innovative and experimental solutions. Refinement in the finishing, restraint in the layout and painstaking integration of construction elements into the surroundings are just some of the criteria that have to be taken into account in their design. Although each of the houses featured in this selection follows its own stylistical path, they all surprise with their technical resources and the range of sensations they induce. In all of these houses, the architects have paid special attention to the dynamics found when different family members live together, and they have thus geared their efforts toward seeking a balance between design for design's sake and functionality.