Our houses can be seen as living, breathing entities, extensions of ourselves
and our families. This carefully considered publication provides the design
inspiration to build and live in domestic spaces in a balanced, natural,
sustainable way. With the demands of all contemporary dwellings in mind—whether
they’re found in the city, suburbs, or country—Dominic Bradbury considers the
design basics one must follow in order to coexist with the planet’s resources.
Five chapters present successful projects from different parts of the globe,
all specially photographed by Richard Powers.
• Design and Build: where and how to create a
modern natural home
• Let There Be Light:
manipulating the elements to improve lifestyle and interaction with nature
• The Material World: using natural products
to establish healthier relationships with the environment
• Indoor/Outdoor Living: ideas for encouraging
symbiotic relationships with the landscape, whether in the city or the country
• Sustainable Footprints: how to naturally
reduce domestic energy use
The book includes case studies and plans, a
directory of architects, and a listing of featured houses, materials, and useful
products. 340 full-color and 46 black-and-white photographs.