Finding Solace in Nature

Over 200 pages of modern-architecturally designed homes integrated beautifully in the natural landscape
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CRESCENT H | CLB Architects | 2016 | Wilson, WY, United States. Photography by Gibeon Photography and Krafty Photos. Photos courtesy of The Images Publishing Group.

“Our relationship to nature is as powerful as our connection to home,” says architect Robert Swatt, FAIA, and writer of the introduction in Solace in Nature: Homes That Blend With the Landscape (The Images Publishing Group 2020).

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OKADA MARSHALL HOUSE | D’Arcy Jones Architects | 2016 | East Sooke, BC, Canada. Photo by Robert Lista. Copyright © The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd 2020.

This book features over 200 pages of modern-architecturally designed homes integrated beautifully in the natural landscape, such as bushland, forests, hills or mountains.

The richly illustrated pages filled with homes showcase high-end contemporary design and an architectural passion for an organic integration with natural context and climate.

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HALF TREE HOUSE | Jacobschang Architecture | 2016 | Sullivan County, NY, United States. Photography by Noah Kalina.

“Each home creates a careful balance of connection and openness to privacy and coziness, filtering the elements to protect occupants from harshness of nature providing feelings of security while creating uplifting environs,” says Swatt.

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KLOOF 119A | SAOTA | 2017 | Cape Town, South Africa. Photography by Adam Letch.

Solace in Nature is about finding solace within the landscape in the bluffs, mountains, hills, woodlands, forests, bushland reserves or hinterlands without eschewing the mode of luxury living associated with sophisticated design elegance and innovative architectural features.

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GHOST WASH HOUSE | Architecture-Infrastructure-Research | 2016 | Paradise Valley, AZ, United States. Photography by Bill Timmerman.

Showcasing dozens of new, innovative architectural styles and interiors, these captivating and beautifully designed homes have taken indoor/outdoor living to a whole new level, blending architecture seamlessly into the surrounding vistas without resorting to architectural cliché.

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OAK KNOLL | Swatt|Miers | 2016 | Napa Valley, CA, United States. Photography by Russell Abrahams.

Each design documents the importance of place, engages context with climate, and offers residents with spaces that cater to different modes of family living, all the while being integrated organically within spectacularly dramatic yet serene settings.

“These projects celebrate a union of both—places to nestle in and contemplate the beauty of their extraordinary sites.”

Solace in Nature: Homes That Blend With the Landscape
The Images Publishing Group; $40
Categories: Contemporary Homes