Contemporary Homes in High Places.
High up in the snow-covered alpine regions of the world, the whole idea of mountain living is being refreshed and reinvented.
As our cities become more concentrated, there is an increasing desire to experience nature as directly as possible, and architects are making use of new technologies and materials to look again at the tried-and-true methods, with results that range from cosy retreats to glamorous hilltop villas.
From the Highlands of Scotland to the breathtaking summits of the Alps and the Rockies, Mountain Modern is a journey to some of the most stunning homes around the world, designed for high-altitude climates and mountainous locations, fusing style with comfort in extreme weather conditions.
This visual sourcebook of 25 modern interiors in a range of mountain settings features photographs by Richard Powers and text by interiors writer Dominic Bradbury. Organized into three sections – ‘Cabin’, ‘Chalet’, ‘Villa’ – the houses feature indoor–outdoor living, beautifully crafted materials and a mastery of natural light. Photographs of each house reveal its architecture, interior design and surroundings, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Texts tell the story of how the dwelling was sited to make the most of its location, how construction innovations were introduced, and how such solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors
‘Strong design and stunning photos’ - Wallpaper.com
Photographs by Richard Powers
22.3 x 20.4 x 2.8
Illustrated in colour throughout
Published 1st August 2014