copertina di Alfresco Living

The Images Publishing Group

Alfresco Living: 21st Century Architecture

a cura di Mandy Herbet

- Presents a Variety of Courtyard Gardens, from densely planted to minimalist, with a common theme of Suitability for 21st-century living

- Offers Tips for sustainable Garden Design including minimising water Consumption, drought-resistant Plants, rainwater tanks and use of recycled or sustainable Materials

- Showcases the Work of award-winning Architects and Landscape Designers from around the World, such as Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Bourne Blue, House + House, Arkitektur, Stelle Architects, McClean Design and Teresa Rosano, amongst others

- The Project Locations range from Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand to North and South America

    Following the success of IMAGES' bestselling title Courtyards for Modern Living which featured modern courtyard designs from Australia and New Zealand, we decided to expand on this popular concept by compiling a new book with a more global focus. Alfresco Living will feature 50 stunning courtyard and terrace designs from around the world.

    This new hardcover coffee-table book on courtyards will also be the latest volume in IMAGES' sought-after 21st Century Architecture series. It will feature a diverse and inspiring collection of residential courtyard gardens and terraces, both external and internal. These are outdoor spaces that have been thoughtfully designed as extensions of everyday living spaces in order to maximise their use and aesthetic benefits year-round.

    The projects cover a broad range of styles, sizes and budgets. There are courtyards built around feature trees, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and outdoor kitchens and lounges. Also featured are beautiful interior courtyards resembling oversized terrariums, which act as light wells and provide natural cross ventilation, creating a tranquil atmosphere inside. There is also a focus on courtyards where water takes centre stage, in the form of ponds, plunge pools, lap pools, fountains and other water features. Also included are courtyards with innovative shading devices to mitigate harsh sunlight, as well as sustainable garden designs and drought-tolerant plantings.

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    Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
    Formato: 26x26
    Pagine: 224
    Immagini a colori: 400
    Lingua: GB
    Anno: 2013
    ISBN: 9781864705126