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A survey of high-design contemporary houses set in dramatic mountainous locations that fuse style with comfort. Dominic Bradbury is the author of Mid-Century Modern Complete, Waterside Modern, Interior Design Close Up, New Natural Home, The Iconic Interior and Mediterranean Modern, all published by Thames & Hudson. Richard Powers’s previous books include New Paris Style, Living Modern Tropical and The Iconic House, all also published by Thames & Hudson.
450 illustrations 21.5 x 19.7 cm 256pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292563 July £16.95
Mountain Modern Contemporary Homes in High Places Dominic Bradbury • Photographs by Richard Powers 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. This visual sourcebook celebrates 25 such interiors in a range of mountain settings. Organized into three sections – ‘Cabin’, ‘Chalet’ and ‘Villa’ – the houses feature indooroutdoor living, beautifully crafted materials and a mastery of natural light. Richard Powers’s photographs reveal each house’s architecture, interior design and surroundings, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Dominic Bradbury tells the story behind each building’s construction – how it was sited to make the most of its location, how design innovations were introduced and how such solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors. From the Highlands of Scotland to the breathtaking summits of the Alps and the majestic Rockies, Mountain Modern is a journey to the most stunning homes around the world.