A Modern Way to Live

I have been reading Matt Gibberd’s A Modern Way to Live: 5 Design Principles from the Modern House. It’s a primer about how to think about the design of houses, based on his experience running the agency The Modern House and, even more, from a very obvious passionate knowledge and expertise about all aspects of house design. I have just been reading about the difference between arakabe (Japanese) and tadelakt (Moroccan). I like the way that the book is a mixture of the mystic and highly practical and feel that it should be compulsory reading in all architecture schools to get architects to be sensitive to the mood and character of space, light and materials in interiors:-

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