This book is a treatise on how to reconnect people with nature through contemporary architecture and design. At Home is about finding solace within the landscape in the bluffs, mountains, hills, woodlands, forests, bushland reserves or hinterlands without eschewing the mode of luxury living associated with sophisticated design elegance and innovative architectural features. Showcasing dozens of new, innovative architectural styles and interiors, these captivating and beautifully designed homes have taken indoor/outdoor living to a whole new level, blending architecture seamlessly into the surrounding vistas without resorting to architectural cliche. Each design documents the importance of place, engages context with climate, and offers residents with spaces that cater to different modes of family living, all the while being integrated organically within spectacularly dramatic yet serene settings. SELLING POINTS: Offers dozens of modern architecturally designed homes integrated beautifully in the natural landscape, such as bushland, forests, hills or mountains Provides richly illustrated pages filled with homes that display high-end contemporary design and an architectural passion for an organic integration with natural context and climate Includes innovative architectural designs from across the globe, illustrating how design complements nature and climate 250 colour images
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 1 Aug 2020
Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd
Publication City, Country: Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 28(H) x 21.2(L)
Reviews"Featuring dozens of photographs that will have you turning green with envy" -- inews; "...projects from around the world that both celebrate places to nestle in and contemplate the beauty of their extraordinary sites. They reveal how our own relationship to nature can be as profound as our connection to home." -- CNN Style;
Author BiographyRobert Swatt, FAIA, of Swatt | Miers Architects wrote the introduction. Swatt's work has gained international recognition for creating distinctive, livable modern architecture, especially beautiful, sustainable, and user-responsive buildings, including contemporary residential designs. The firm's award-winning private residences emphasize spatial continuity, strong connections to the land, and transparency that dissolves the boundary between indoors and outdoors.