Download and read online Elemental Living in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Retreat in PDF and EPUB The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Others create sophisticated essays in off-grid living, employing the most technologically ambitious green-living strategies. Still others place discreet structures on remote, almost-unbuildable locations. This unique volume profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature in sustainable yet stylish ways. The collection spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest to the forests of Japan. Today's architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan. These rustic retreats--with comfortable and appealing modern interiors--will resonate with readers of shelter magazines, while the cutting-edge reputations of their architects will interest professionals and students.
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Download and read online The Outermost House in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the four seasons on a Cape Cod beach. Includes an interview with the author's biographer, Daniel G. Payne.
Download and read online The Coveteur in PDF and EPUB Based on the wildly popular fashion website, "The Coveteur" is a photography coffee table book offering exclusive access to celebrity closets and homes. TheCoveteur.com has over four million visitors a month who come for the insider portraiture, profiles, and beautiful photographic excavations of fashion s celebrated personalities. Showcasing celebrities favorite clothes, accessories, and objects in their private, rarely seen spaces, "The Coveteur" book is an intoxicating combination of fashion eye candy, interior design, and celebrity voyeurism. With its intimate documentation, "The Coveteur" examines the creative process and inspiration of 43 of the designers, models, fashion editors, and other tastemakers who are defining the style of our times. Celebrities featured include: . Karlie Kloss . Rosie Huntington-Whiteley . Bobbi Brown . Cindy Crawford . Christian Louboutin . Miranda Kerr . Tavi Gevinson . Lisa Eldridge . Tommy and Dee Hilfiger "The Coveteur" is a fabulous gift for those seeking insider access into the world of celebrated fashion trendsetters, and a beautiful object in its own right. This is the book that the fashion-obsessed will want to look at over and over again."
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