Living in the Landscape

Living in the Landscape : Extraordinary rural homes in Australia and New Zealand

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From remote cliff tops to the heart of a rainforest, this book features some of Australia and New Zealand's most breathtaking homes. As urban life becomes increasingly more demanding, many people are choosing to build away from the city in a way that acknowledges and connects with the landscape. Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architects increasingly use various nuanced landscape conditions as inspiration and sites for creativity. The complexities of the Australian landscape with its beautiful but often harsh geographical and topological physicality, questions of sustainability and climate change, and an understanding of the Indigenous relationship to landscape are all thoughtfully considered. From the archetypal silhouette of the rural farm shed to Glenn Murcutt-inspired buildings designed with the philosophy of touching the earth lightly, the authors explore how landscape and architecture intersect. In an age where we are increasingly aware of our relationship with the environment, these breathtaking homes exemplify the possibilities of living with the land.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 230 x 290 x 30mm | 1,740g
  • Fisherman's Bend, Australia
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 0500500754
  • 9780500500750
  • 59,116

About Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson is a senior
lecturer at the School of
Architecture and Design,
RMIT University. She has
written ten books across
such subjects as Australian
contemporary residential
architecture, southeast Asian
architecture and design
practice research. Richard Black is head of the Bachelor of Architectural Design degree at RMIT University. He is the co-author of several books and his architectural projects have been extensively published and exhibited.
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