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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
For a long time now, the emphasis of radical architecture has rested on the
challenge of designing homes in towns and cities and the focus of building in
the coutryside has been the conservation, conversion and renovation of existing
structures. But now, as more and more people grow tired of the stresses of city
living, many have set out for the countryside, taking with them a powerful
design consciousness. This book explores the architects who are reinventing the
country house and creating new rural architecture for the 21st century. After
charting the development of the genre, Bradbury examines 30 case studies that
show how architects have taken both modern and traditional approaches to
reinventing the country house. The variety, energy and originality of these
houses are startling and each shows a fresh, flexible and ergonomic way of
living in the surrounding landscape.