Living in the Mountains Phaidon Editors

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A breathtaking survey of contemporary homes, each with a deep connection to the landscapes and vistas of the mountains

Whether snow-capped, rocky, or covered with verdant forest, the sublime wilderness of mountains has inspired humans for millennia. Offering respite from urban living and a profound connection to nature, mountain landscapes also present unique challenges that have resulted in innovative, resourceful, and beautiful residential architecture. Living in the Mountains is the definitive global tour, showcasing the finest examples of architect-designed homes, whether furnished with impressive views, offering protection from harsh environments, or simply reveling in their extraordinary altitude.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 256 pp
  • Illustrations: 250 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838660840

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

"Living In The Mountains, the lavishly-illustrated architecture book released tomorrow by Phaidon, offers plenty in the way of escapist bucolic fantasy, it also features some of the most luxurious and innovative mountain houses ever built-perfect for those aspiring to a life spent in the great outdoors, but not willing to compromise on all the comforts of modern city living." —Vogue

"Against the backdrop of a worsening environmental crisis, when there is a clear need to reconsider our relationship with the planet, how can we use mountain architecture as a test bed, applying its ideas at ground level? ...adventurous architecture will be essential in the coming years as we face a whole different sort of precipice. The heartening news is that, on the evidence of these innovative design projects, humanity has a knack for finding a foothold in even the most challenging and remote conditions." —Aesthetica Magazine

"Offers perfect escapism." —Metro

"A handsome coffee-table showcase of the world’s best-looking high-altitude homes." —Sheerluxe MAN

"The appeal of life at high altitude is clear." —ELLE Decoration