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Alfresco Living

Alfresco Living

21st Century Architecture

Edited by Mandy Herbet


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  • Presents a variety of courtyard gardens, from densely planted to minimalist, from the ground floor up to the rooftops, all with a common theme of suitability for 21st-century living
  • Features projects from Australia and New Zealand, as well as Singapore, Brazil, Japan and the USA
Full Description

21st Century Architecture: Alfresco Living features courtyard gardens and terraces designed to become part of the interior spaces of the homes they adjoin. These courtyard spaces function as outdoor rooms and become extensions of everyday living spaces. Many of the outdoor spaces featured are architect-designed, while others are the work of landscape designers. Some outdoor spaces are expansive, featuring green roofs and swimming pools, while others claw back a bit of the urban landscape to provide a low-maintenance escape for homeowners. While each designer’s approach to the outdoors is unique, all demonstrate a mindfulness of the need to bring the outdoors inside; to extend the sense of space to our everyday lives. Also available: 21st Century Residential Landscape Design ISBN: 9781864704068 Outdoor Living ISBN: 9781876907556

About the Author

Stephen Crafti is the author of many titles for The Images Publishing Group including: '21st Century Architecture: Beach Houses'; 'Affordable Architecture'; '21st Century Kitchens'; 'Beach Houses Down Under'; 'Contemporary Beach Houses Down Under' and 'Courtyards for Modern Living'. He is also a well-known author and journalist.

Images Publishing Group
28th Jun 2013
World excluding Japan and South East Asia
254 mm x 254 mm
224 Pages
500 color
Name of series
21st Century Architecture
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