Synopses & Reviews
Cool Homes in Hot Places showcases real homes from the hottest territories around the world. Featuring a wide variety of environments and styles—from wilderness to hillside, from waterside to woodside, and from cultivated to streetside—this book shows how careful decisions around layout, materials, color, and furniture can create elegant yet functional and comfortable spaces in even the world's hottest climates. By designing each home holistically and taking into consideration all of the factors that impact the site—the occupants, region, climate, terrain, culture, and resources—Cool Homes in Hot Places will show any architect, interior designer, or homeowner the key to staying cool in any warm climate.
A step-by-step reference to adapting a home or vacation site for hot climates covers everything from building materials and cooling systems to decorating with comfort-enhancing furniture and design elements. 12,000 first printing.
About the Author
Suzanne Trocmé is a writer and journalist specializing in interior design, architecture, art, and fashion. She is Special Projects Editor for Wallpaper* magazine and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and French, German, and Russian Architectural Digest. Author of five books: Attention to Detail, Classic Chic, Influential Interiors, Retro Home, and Fabric. Suzanne recently undertook her first furniture collection, all of which is "Greenguard certified," for the Lenoir, North Carolina-based Bernhardt Design, which has recently won a gold award in the the NeoCon 2006 seating design category, awarded by the International Interior Design Association.