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At Home: Architecture for Rural Living

At Home: Architecture for Rural Living

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Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag, ISBN: 9783955535544, Editor: Sandra Hofmeister, Format: Paperback, 320pp, 240 x 300mm. 

In this book, 26 exemplary single-family rural houses are presented – from the floor plan to the structural detail. Each example shows how houses can be embedded in their surroundings, how regional building traditions are reinterpreted, how materials are used in unusual ways and how extensions and renovations can help to meet today's economic and ecological living requirements.

Many people dream of having their own house with a garden. Although the consumption of land and resources is often questioned, owning a home in the country promises freedom. Most houses, however, are built without an architect's guidance. This is where this book can help: it displays single-family houses with a future, exemplary living models and current single-family houses from across Europe.