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Surveys 30 of the best and most architecturally interesting homes recently built in the wilds of Australia and New Zealand.
LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE Extraordinary rural homes in Australia and New Zealand
Anna Johnson is a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University. She has written ten books across such subjects as Australian contemporary residential architecture, southeast Asian architecture and design practice research. Richard Black is head of the Bachelor of Architectural Design degree at RMIT University. He is the co-author of several books and his architectural projects have been extensively published and exhibited. Anna Johnson and Richard Black
Illustrated throughout 29.0 x 23.0 cm 272pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 500750 October ÂŁ34.95
Living in the Landscape Extraordinary rural homes in Australia and New Zealand Anna Johnson and Richard Black Living in the Landscape explores 30 homes overlooking remote island clifftops, tucked into escarpments or seemingly dropped into the rainforest in Australia or New Zealand. Rather than romanticizing the bush and shack vernacular, the authors examine how architects use various naunced landscape conditions as inspiration and as sites for creativity. The complexities of the landscape with its beautiful yet often harsh physicality, questions of sustainability and climate change, and an understanding of the indigenous relationship to landscape are all thoughtfully considered. From the archetypal rural farm shed to Glenn Murcutt-inspired buildings designed with the philosophy of touching the earth lightly, to sculptural glass and metal dwellings that dramatically contrast with the landscape, this book celebrates the multitude of ways in which landscape and architecture intersect. In an age where we are increasingly aware of our relationship with the environment, these breathtaking homes exemplify the possibilities of living with the land.