BUILDING THE DREAM
Be inspired to rethink your home, with two new coffee-table tomes. Architects’ Homes (Images Publishing, £35) takes a rare glimpse into the abodes of the world’s most innovative architects. Among them are Domenic Alvaro’s Small House, a compact and elegant home on a tricky six-byseven-metre site and Manit and Sanali Rastogi’s New Delhi home, which brings the outside in with a bright exotic garden at its centre. The New Old House (Abrams, £40), showcases 18 extraordinary historic homes that have been beautifully revamped for modern living. A highlight is Astley Castle, a 12th-century fortified manor house once home to Lady Jane Grey, which has been transformed by Witherford Watson Mann Architects into an innovative blend of original brickwork and modern glass.