Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
Jacobsen Arquitetura, the leading Brazilian architecture firm created by Paulo and Bernardo Jacobsen, are known for their clean lines, union with nature and bright spaces. This monograph features twenty-five of their beautiful houses, all created with Brazil’s lush nature in mind.
Each house includes a short project text by renowned architecture critic Philip Jodidio, as well as a selection of drawings and plans. The volume opens with an essay focusing on the global influence of the work of Jacobsen Arquitetura and ends with a brief section featuring renderings of houses still under construction in Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Fully illustrated with photography specially commissioned for this book, Casa Tropical sets each house in the context of diverse terrains and climates, making it a welcome resource for architects and designers.