The mere thought of "cottage" puts the mind at ease, as a cottage is where life is simple, comforting, and true. Cottages are an informal, often hardy subset of small houses, generally possessing a visceral grab on homeowners' imaginations.
The New Cottage explores how our favorite home is changing to suit lving today. Even in the face of technology's expanding scope and speed, and the resulting nearly ubiquitous reach of social media, today's new cottage appeals to our increasing need to balance transience and durability, togetherness and solitude, the high tech and the home spun.
- Ten design strategies that characterize captivating cottages are introduced.
- 25 case study examples showcase today's updated take on the classic cottage, with visual icons throughout to serve as a reminder of which strategies are in use where.
|Publisher:||Taunton Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Katie Hutchison is an architect with over 23 years of experience in residential design and is author of the best-selling The New Small House , also from The Taunton Press. She's sole proprietor of Katie Hutchison Studio, and provides design commentary to shelter magazines, such as Fine Homebuilding , and design blogs, including her own, House Enthusiast. Hutchison and her husband live in Warren, Rhode Island.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction
Part 1. Strategies for Designing a Cottage
- Engaged with site
- Simple massing
- Human scale
- Sheltering roof
- Economy of means
- Honest materials
- Crafted details
- Opposite complements
- Wabi sabi
Part 2. The Houses
- In community
- By water
- In the wilderness