The Modern House is a new independent magazine halfway between a design / architecture magazine and a lifestyle magazine, helping people to live in more thoughtful and beautiful ways.
Born from an idea of the real estate agency of the same name, the magazine assumes that design is a powerful positive force. Inspired above all by the principles of modernism, among its pages we find architecture, interiors, brands, but also styles and life stories.
Number of pages: 136
The fourth issue of The Modern House is dedicated to one of the five essential principles for any living space: nature (the others are space, material, light and decoration).
Nature is, of course, much more than an essential consideration for a home: it is an essential consideration of life. The stories that make up this issue celebrate ways of life that put nature first and look to the natural world for inspiration, comfort, fun or appreciation.
In Buckinghamshire, our co-founder Albert Hill visited Margaret and Peter Aldington at the house and garden they built in the early 1960s, Turn End, which was masterfully immortalized by photographer Rich Stapleton for our series. " The Classics ".
At his home in Echo Park, Los Angeles, collector and gallery owner Alex Tieghi-Walker tells us why he is happiest in his outdoor bathroom surrounded by the trees he plants every time he takes a flight.
In Jan Juc, near Melbourne, we meet a couple who built a simple house by the ocean and surrounded it with native plants.
And again, a sunny lunch prepared and eaten outdoors at the Casa Balandra artist residence in Mallorca becomes a lesson in the art of sobremesa, the act of relaxing at the table after the meal is over.
A visit to another artist's residence in Mexico reveals how Oaxaca's mountainous landscape inspires the work done by the creatives who stay there. On the Isle of Skye, meanwhile, we take a trip to a contemporary home that was built with the beautiful but harsh climate that dominates Scotland's north west coast in mind.