Arcadia

Cross-Country Style, Architecture and Design
Contemporary architecture and interiors that exist in harmony with their natural surroundings.
Editors: 
L. Feireiss, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann
Release Date: 
September 2009
Format: 
22,7 x 28,1 cm
Features: 
272 Pages, full colour, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-257-7
Catalog Price: 
€39.90 / $60.00 / £37.50
Shop Price: €39.90
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Arcadia is an expansive collection of contemporary alpine and backcountry architecture and interior design. The book profiles architects and designers who are embracing nature and creating provocative rural hideaways that adapt to their surrounding habitats and their topographical and climatic conditions. It features both traditional and progressive examples of private mountaintop homes and hotel lodges nestled in the forest landscape as well as bespoke furniture and interior designs inspired by nature and folklore. Arcadia is an inspiring reference that shows how the archaic idea of life in harmony with nature can be reflected in contemporary living.
 

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In Greek mythology Arcadia was a pristine, remote mountain idyll in which mankind lived in harmony with nature, free of burdens and responsibilities. Today, the desire to escape the urban bustle inspires the longing to retreat to natural serenity. The book Arcadia takes readers on a journey through a collection of alpine and backcountry architecture and interior design projects by architects, designers and artists.

This book profiles architects, designers and artists who are embracing nature and creating provocative rural hideaways that adapt to their surrounding habitats and their special topographical and extreme climatic conditions and challenges. It features both traditional and progressive alpine architecture with examples of private mountaintop homes, hotel lodges nestled in the forest landscape, safe houses and ski jumps. Many are built using rustic materials such as natural stone, wood and clay, integrating regional character and flair. Furthermore, it also introduces architecture created as urban oases as well as interiors inspired by nature and folklore and bespoke furniture design.

With luscious photography and accompanying texts, the book provides examples of how the archaic idea of life in harmony with nature can be reflected in contemporary living. Arcadia is an inspiring reference for contemporary architecture and interior design inspired by nature.


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