A journey to the world’s most beautiful houses at the shore
This volume is a survey to rediscover and redefine life by the sea. The
selected projects show the planning and construction possibilities in
dealing with the special conditions of such locations. It presents
creative designs and spatial concepts from all over the world of
dreamlike, relaxed, and enjoyable living between water, air and earth. Living by the sea, surrounded by dunes, cliffs or wide beaches is a life in sync with nature, immersed in nature. Naturally, this preferred location near the water also leaves its imprint on the buildings there. Beach houses have to offer protection against the wind and waves, but above all, as the supreme manifestation of longing turned into architecture, they must give room for experiencing nature.
From the contents:
Yorke Peninsula Beach House in Curramulka, Australia (Mountford Williamson Architecture)
B House in Havana, Cuba (Infraestudio)
Beira-Mar Residence in Maragogi in Maragogi, Brazil (Porto Neves Arquitetura)
Flokehyttene in Haugesund, Norway (Holon Arkitektur)
Water Courtyard House in Singapore (Guz Architects)
The core topic for Chris van Uffelen is the transfer of knowledge about design in all its manifestations. For more than twenty years the Dutch-German art historian has been publishing books as well as countless essays and articels on art, architecture, interior design and urban planning from antiquity to the present.