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7 homes that blend perfectly with nature

Written by Robert SwattJeanette Wall

The following is an edited excerpt of the book “Solace in Nature: Homes that blend with the landscape.” The introduction was written by architect Robert Swatt, while the entries were compiled by editor Jeanette Wall.

Homes that blend with their surroundings emphasize the symbiotic, poetic relationship of architecture and nature.

Some merge with the land through seamless indoor-outdoor connections, while others are pavilions that hover above ground. Some are sheathed in wood boards, while others are clad in stone, drawing inspiration from their settings. Rooflines are flat, sloped, curved and as diverse as the topography.

Here are seven projects from around the world that both celebrate places to nestle in and contemplate the beauty of their extraordinary sites. They reveal how our own relationship to nature can be as profound as our connection to home.

Crescent H by CLB Architects, Wyoming, United States

Gibeon

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