Alfresco Living

Alfresco Living

21st Century Architecture

Edited by 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 minimizing 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, among many others
  • The project locations range from Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand to North and South America
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.

The Images Publishing Group
21st Sep 2012
USA & Canada
10 in x 10 in
224 Pages
500 color
Name of series
21st Century Architecture
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