Elemental Living
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Elemental Living
Elemental Living
Elemental Living
Elemental Living
Elemental Living
Elemental Living
Elemental Living

Elemental Living

Contemporary Houses in Nature


Presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world


Phaidon Editors


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Price: USD$49.95


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.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 280 pp
Illustrations: 260 Illustrations
ISBN: 9780714873176

Conceieved and edited by Phaidon editors

As featured in Interview and T: The New York Times Style Magazine

"Dream home reverie at its most exciting and extreme... A timely survey that will especially resonate with lovers of design and nature... The book's stunning pages take the reader on a global adventure that is both visually exciting and illuminating... A must-have for architecture and design aficionados, as well as anyone with a passion for the natural world and stunning landscapes." —The Swell Life.com blog

"While one might be quick to shout "house porn" and salivate over the dozens of homes in this monograph, the fundamental takeaway is the special architectural relationship that these structures have with the natural world. The sense of environmental awareness might make you want to disconnect for a while and explore the countryside." —Interview Online


"Dream home reverie at its most exciting and extreme... A timely survey that will especially resonate with lovers of design and nature... The book's stunning pages take the reader on a global adventure that is both visually exciting and illuminating... A must-have for architecture and design aficionados, as well as anyone with a passion for the natural world and stunning landscapes." —The Swell Life.com blog

"While one might be quick to shout "house porn" and salivate over the dozens of homes in this monograph, the fundamental takeaway is the special architectural relationship that these structures have with the natural world. The sense of environmental awareness might make you want to disconnect for a while and explore the countryside." —Interview Online


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