Examines the myriad forms of the modern chalet. The increasing popularity of chalets in alpine and semi-alpine areas makes this publication a timely reminder that traditional housing is constantly evolving. This book, by internationally acclaimed architecture writer Philip Jodidio, examines the myriad forms of the modern chalet. More than just the traditional abode for the Swiss mountain lifestyle or the kitsch restaurant or retail complex, many architects have re-invigorated the chalet to respond to modern aesthetic and sustainability requirements. This book looks at chalets built to respond to not only the mountain environment, but also seaside and urban environments, many even profiling multi-family accommodation in superb locations across Europe, North America, Australia, South America and New Zealand. Includes outstanding colour photography and many plans. Text in English and French.
SELLING POINTS: - The book features a stunning array of contemporary mountain residences located in countries such as Switzerland, USA, New Zealand, Norway, Lebanon, Chile, Spain, Italy, and many other wild and rugged locations - World-renowned architects and firms whose projects feature in the book include Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Mario Botta, Vladimir Djurovic, dRN, Fuhrimann and Hachler, Richard Meier, Marc Rolinet, Cecilia Puga, SeARCH, Pugh + Scarpa, Van Gerkan Marg - Aside from the spectacular views, the book focuses on architectural techniques and materials that are unique to alpine and mountainous environments. Issues of architectural sustainability in fragile environments and protecting against the danger of avalanches are of particular interest to the author - The crisp, clean layout of the book reflects the stunning mountain environments that feature throughout - IMAGES' third book with Philip Jodidio 331 col., 72 b.andw.show more