New Country Houses

New Country Houses

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A richly illustrated overview of fresh contemporary trends in the residential architecture of the countryside. The thirty houses featured in this beautifully illustrated volume range from a Portuguese vacation home whose granite facade blends seamlessly into an ancient system of agricultural terraces to a Japanese family residence whose translucent walls glow like a paper lantern in the nighttime, but they all embody the same contemporary architectural trend: a radical shift in thinking about the residential architecture of the countryside. An increasing exodus from the stresses of urban living has brought a positive and powerful design consciousness out of the cities into new and challenging environments. New Country Houses explores how architects today seek to reinvent the country house and develop a new rural architecture for the twenty-first century, rather than simply remodeling or recreating the methods and manners of the past.
Exercising his keen eye for architectural style, the author divides the book thematically into four chapters which correspond to contemporary architects' primary approaches to the challenge of designing for the countryside: organic, vernacular, contemporary, and experimental. The individual case studies within these chapters include insights from the architects themselves and are augmented by both detailed plans and elevations and no fewer than 175 full-color interior and exterior photographs. A full complement of supplementary features--an introduction tracing the history of the country house, a bibliography, and an index--ensures that this book will serve as a guide and inspiration to architects, their clients, and all readers who are interested in the aesthetically groundbreaking, flexible, and ecologically conscious way of living represented by today's new country houses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 248 x 248 x 18.54mm | 1,077g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0789208539
  • 9780789208538
  • 1,242,494

Table of contents

Table of Contents from: New Country Houses Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Organic Molodeto House, Souto de Moura Archuitectos Cavegn House, Ivan Cavegn Single Family House, Bruckner & Bruckner House on Mount Fuji, Satoshi Ocada Westlake House, Spacelab UK Rogers Residence, Westwork Architects Chapter 2 Vernacular Summer Residence, Henning Larsen Willimann-Lotscher, Bearth & Doplazes Architekten Yomiuri Guest House, Atelier Hitoshi Abe Keenan Towerhouse, Marlon Blackwell Sutterluty House, Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten Y House, Steven Holl Red House, Jarmund/Vigsnaes Architects Chapter 3 New Modern Buchel House, Baumschlager & Eberle Colorado House, Architecture Research Office Mountain Guest House, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Alex + Mase house, Jesus Irisarri & Guadalupe Pinera Berman House, Harry Seidler & Associates Jacobs Ladder, Niall Mclaughlin Oberwalder/Kutscha House, Buro Ko A La La Casa, Elizabeth Wright Ingraham Marte Single Family House, Marte & Marte Sheep Farm House, Denton Corker Marshall Chapter 4 Experimental Casa Tagomago, Carlos Ferrater M-House, Michael Jantzen Casa de Blas, Alberto Campo Baeza Naked House, Shigeru Ban Visiting Artists House, Jim Jennings Wye River House, Bellemo & Cat The Butterfly House, Laurie Chetwood Bibliography Project Details Index Picture Credits
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Review quote

"...New Country Houses looks at 30 houses from around the world that were created by architects seeking to reinvent the country house and develop a new rural architecture for the 21st century." -- Journal News
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About Dominic Bradbury

Dominic Bradbury is a freelance journalist and author whose books include Designers at Home, Morocco, and Mexico. He is also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph and House and Garden.
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