Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.
"While one might be quick to shout "house porn" and salivate over the dozens of homes in this monograph, the fundamental takeaway is the special architectural relationship that these structures have with the natural world. The sense of environmental awareness might make you want to disconnect for a while and explore the countryside." —Interview Online
"Guaranteed to satisfy the armchair (and real life) travellers on your list, taking them on a visual odyssey across the world... From clifftop houses to rainforest retreats, this book journeys through 60 of the world's most innovative buildings, designed to make the most of their natural surrounds." —TheSpaces.com