The 21st century has seen rural residential architecture take ideas from both the Modern Bauhaus design movement and the ever-popular Shingle Style. The result is a style that borrows from vernacular forms and materials, but uses them in new ways. Issues of sustainability and energy conservation are also key to contemporary country house design. Orienting windows to capture heat in winter, but protect the house from the sun in the summer.

About the Author

Russell Abraham is one of the leading architectural photographers on the U.S. West Coast. He has the unique ability to both write about and photograph architecture in an incisive way. His work has appeared in many books and trade journals on architecture and interior design.







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