New Nordic Houses by Dominic Bradbury (Thames & Hudson 2019) presents 43 contemporary and architecturally outstanding houses from the Nordic countries. The focus is on their unique architectural solutions and their relationship with the surrounding landscape. The contents have been divided into four sections: rural cabins, coastal retreats, townhouses and country homes.
In a climate with dramatic shifts in temperature and light, the homes of Nordic countries respond to ever-changing and breathtaking environments with an intrinsic sense of warmth. Nordic architects today are as much informed by vernacular traditions and natural materials as their forebears, but the most recent generation of practitioners reflects a new appetite for spatial exploration and changing lifestyles. This unique glimpse inside Scandinavia’s new generation of twenty-first-century homes will be an endlessly rich resource for anyone with a passion for home and modern design.
The text is in English texts and the book has been illustrated with beautiful architectural photos. Each project is presented with Dominic Bradbury’s analysis that discusses the basic architectural ideas behind the design. There are three projects from Finland: Acrtic Treehouse Hotel by Studio Puisto, Four Cornered Villa by Avanto Architects, and House Riihi by OOPEAA.