Elemental Living

Elemental Living

Contemporary Houses in Nature

Book - 2016
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60 stunning works of contemporary architecture, all of which have a special relationship with the natural landscape

Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.



Baker & Taylor
Presents photographs of sixty houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of nature, constructed to be almost indistinguishable from the landscape, or built using materials and forms found in the surrounding environment.

Publisher: London ;, New York :, Phaidon Press Limited,, 2016
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780714873176
0714873179
Branch Call Number: 728.3704 Ele

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Dec 05, 2017

Yet another coffee table book on residential architecture without floor plans. Many of the dwellings are in challenging locations and climates but little detail is provided on power supply, climate-appropriate design, and waste-treatment. Many of the homes are unfurnished (or sparsely furnished) and usually devoid of people who venture into kitchens or bathrooms. If you are young or old, don't risk your life inside some of these homes with multiple staircases or unprotected parapets.

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