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CONTEMPORARY SEASIDE HOUSES
Simone Schleifer

Evergreen, 2006
Softcover
384 pages
Fully illustrated, colour
ISBN: 9783822827871

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Building a beach house is one of the most appealing projects both for the architects and the future inhabitants, as it responds to the basic necessity of humanity to be consistent with nature. The fascinating, though difficult conditions of the coast, are the framework for the projects included in this book. The respect for seaside topography has led the architects to raise houses on pillars, widening openings to the utmost in areas lacking sunlight, and occasionally closing off the house to protect it from strong winds. What dominates is fragmented composition that creates a multitude of volumes and exterior spaces, achieveing a better relationship with the exterior but also helping to make the project's different areas independent.

 

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