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In a climate that ranges from cold, dark and unforgiving to endless sun and crystalline skies, the homes of the Nordic countries are lifted by ever-changing and dramatic natural light balanced by an intrinsic sense of warmth. Nordic architects today are as much informed by vernacular traditions and natural materials as their forebears, but the most recent generation of practitioners reflects a new appetite for spatial exploration and changing lifestyles. Divided into four chapters - rural cabins, coastal retreats, town houses and country homes - this survey of over forty of Scandinavia's finest and most innovative houses features work by a broad spectrum of leading architects, such as Jon Danielsen Aarhus, Tham & Videgård, Snorre Stinessen, Reiulf Ramstad and Todd Saunders. Structured by terrain to reveal the full diversity of the landscape and its architectural challenges, the book is full of fresh thinking about living spaces that are at once universal and distinctively Nordic. From country houses complete with traditional Nordic fireplaces, saunas, window seats and verandas, to remote cabin hideaways and artist's studios, there are details and grand ideas that can be applied to residential design anywhere. A reference section includes an appendix of architectural plans.
Explore interior-design masterpieces around the globe from the 1940s to today with this unique geographically arranged survey - discover iconic rooms in 9 continental regions in this ground-breaking survey spanning more than 50 countries
The ultimate escapist collection of environmentally sustainable houses, cabins, and retreats, this book circles the globe to find the best eco-architecture in the most stunning and remote locations.
An authoritative survey of the 20th century's most defining movement in design and the applied arts, offering a thorough overview of every aspect of design produced from the inception of the International Style to World War II.
Features one hundred of the most important and influential architect-designed houses from around the world. This book presents an array of buildings of the past century's architectural masterpieces.
A compendium of the most innovative and influential residential buildings in the United States since 1900.
Many people dream of commissioning an architect to design their perfect home. It is a commitment that takes time and money, but having a bespoke space built around your specific needs, interests and desires can be life-changing. So, what makes an award-winning, 21st-century house? The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has been championing outstanding work for over 180 years, and the internationally recognised RIBA awards celebrate the very best in British architecture. The winning houses, featured here, showcase truly innovative design, contemporary materials and techniques, and inspired responses to historical and urban settings, as well as areas of natural beauty. By working closely with clients every step of the way, the architects' extraordinary buildings redefine what 'home' looks like. This compilation of some of the best RIBA award-winning houses from the last ten years offers an essential source of ideas and inspiration for the contemporary British home. From a sustainable townhouse to a modern cottage, a hillside home to a lakeside escape, these houses are show-stopping examples of architects surpassing their clients' loftiest dreams. Featuring: The best RIBA award-winning houses from the last decadeHouses from each region of the UKA rich variety of projects - from new builds to conversions to extensionsCase studies from esteemed practices, including: Alison Brooks Architects, Chris Dyson Architects, Foster Lomas, Henning Stummel Architects, Mole Architects and Tonkin LiuGuidance for working with architects.
The Kent coastal strip of Dungeness is a unique environment. It has enticed many architects, artists, photographers and creative thinkers, including renowned artist and film-maker Derek Jarman. Design writer Dominic Bradbury is your guide to this border landscape with 16 stunning case studies of homes, both non-domestic buildings and new builds.
This book celebrates inventive and inspired homes that are at once original and the product of visionary designers at the height of their powers.
Features one hundred of the most spectacular interiors from across the world, spanning the entire 20th century onwards. This title includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti and Coco Chanel to Alvar Aalto, and Marc Newson.
The ultimate survey of mid-century modern design and architecture.
A visually stunning and personal guided tour of the remarkable interiors of one of the world's most exquisite hotels
Richard Seifert: British Brutalist Architecture showcases 40 of Seifert's most well-known and innovative buildings in Britain.
This book shows how the current team at Conran & Partners is building upon this rich heritage, while also taking the firm onwards into new sectors and fresh parts of the world, embracing 21st-century challenges.
A visual sourcebook of 25 modern interiors in a range of mountain settings that is organized into three sections - 'Cabin', 'Chalet', 'Villa' - the houses feature indoor - outdoor living, beautifully crafted materials and a mastery of natural light.
Brazil is full of energy, creativity and originality. Amid its glamorous beaches and tropical vegetation, a new generation of architects are establishing a global reputation with houses and hotels that combine a bold contemporary aesthetic with a Brazilian sensibility. This book offers a reflection of vitality of Brazil's architecture and design.