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Into the Woods: Retreats and Dream Houses
  

Into the Woods: Retreats and Dream Houses (Hardback)

By Jodidio, Philip

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For those who crave the tranquility of nature, fifty houses selected from around the world with the most ecologically sustainable and innovative breakthroughs in architecture and design. Seeking the perfect escape from city life and congestion? This book is filled with environmen...tally low-impact homes and retreats using eco-friendly materials and technology that reduce the carbon footprint and lower its energy needs, all built within the past ten years. The broadening interest in back to nature and homesteading plays a role, and many new structures are examples of sustainability that are in touch with nature, far from the madding crowd but not only for the select few. International in scope, the book is an A to Z of ideas for the twenty-first century, from a pavilion in Argentina to a forest house in New Zealand, all designed to have minimal architectural traces--made with local materials that harmonize with the surrounding environment. An outdoor care retreat outside Oslo provides space where visitors can benefit from the therapeutic qualities of nature; a residence in Tottori, Japan, adapts with the changing seasons; a treehouse in Cape Town uses cylindrical towers that are elevated on stilts, offering views among the trees; and in Quebec, three geodesic domes were designed as part of an eco-tourism project to highlight the area's natural beauty. Each house is paired with photographs and plans.
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ISBN 9780847866076
Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
Format Hardback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Apr 2020

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ISBN-13 9780847866076
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Apr 2020
Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
Imprint Rizzoli International Publications
Released 1 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jodidio, Philip
Category Architectural Structure & Design
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 728
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade

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