The Conservatory BookBook - 2001
"The introduction of double-glazed windows transformed chilly greenhouses into elegant year-round living spaces that function equally well as a cozy sitting room, spacious contemporary kitchen, or simply attractive living space. Gracious, often grandly designed, the conservatories included in this sourcebook illustrate a range of possibilities from small additions to lavish pool houses....Provides guidance on construction considerations, the architectural relationship of the conservatory to the home, and how to go about selecting materials."--Booklist.
Traditional conservatories extend the home, offering both an easy way to protect tender plants from harsh climates and a comfortable room for year-round enjoyment. With recent advances in glass, a conservatory can be secure, warm in winter, and pleasantly cool in summer. Best of all, it can even function as a dining room, studio, or kitchen! Take a contemporary look at conservatory design, and at fresh ways of construction, styling the interior, linking indoor and outdoor space, and adding plants. The beautiful buildings on display include a graceful octagonal structure connected to the home by a glazed corridor and featuring a towering palm tree, a charming wooded retreat that can only be reached by a ladder; a tiny city conservatory, and pool houses. A treat and inspiration for the eye, the imagination, and the eventual occupants!
Publisher: London : Cassell, 2001
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm