By Ron Broadhurst
The most forward-thinking rustic living spaces of the twenty-first century. Architects worldwide are reimagining how we escape into the natural world by designing innovative homes for country living. Some blend traditional wood with industrial materials such as metal and concrete. Others produce sophisticated off-grid essays that incorporate the most technologically advanced green-living strategies. Others erect unobtrusive structures in difficult-to-reach areas.
This one-of-a-kind book features new and recent projects that demonstrate the modern house’s limitless ability to engage in a sustainable yet stylish dialogue with nature. From the Pacific Northwest to Japan’s forests, the collection spans the globe. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan, among others, are among today’s architectural vanguard and known architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design. These rustic retreats, with their comfortable and appealing contemporary interiors, will appeal to shelter magazine readers. At the same time, the architects’ cutting-edge reputations will pique the interest of professionals and students.
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