Overflowing with stunning photography, this collection discovers the best contemporary houses across Scandinavia’s most beautiful and remote locations, designed by emerging and established architects.
In a climate with dramatic shifts in temperature and light, the homes of Nordic countries respond to ever-changing and breathtaking environments with an intrinsic sense of warmth. Nordic architects today are as much informed by vernacular traditions and natural materials as their forebears, but the most recent generation of practitioners reflects a new appetite for spatial exploration and changing lifestyles.
Divided into four chapters―rural cabins, coastal retreats, townhouses, and country homes―New Nordic Houses surveys Scandinavia’s finest and most innovative houses, featuring work by a broad spectrum of leading architects. Structured by terrain to show the full diversity of the landscape and its architectural challenges, this book reveals living spaces that are universal and distinctly Nordic. From country houses complete with traditional Nordic fireplaces, saunas, window seats, and verandas to remote cabin hideaways and artists’ studios, details and grand ideas can be applied to residential design anywhere.
This unique glimpse inside Scandinavia’s new generation of twenty-first-century homes will be an endlessly rich resource for anyone with a passion for home and modern design.
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