Chalet design is evolving with sophisticated elan as contemporary architects and designers focus on more fluid, open-plan living spaces – and an intimate sense of connection to the alpine landscape. Dominic Bradbury reports
Rural dwellers looking to connect with nature at a higher level are commissioning innovative tower houses with magnificent vistas. Dominic Bradbury reports on the soaring properties splicing architectural traditions – and redefining the modern country home
An increasing desire to house visiting friends and family in privacy has given rise to striking stand-alone spaces that double as anything from a pool house to a music room. Dominic Bradbury reports on a forward-looking generation of guest lodges
Advances in engineering are pushing the boundaries of cantilevered homes – stunning structures that not only maximise small plots of land, but also allow us to engage with our surroundings more intensely. Dominic Bradbury reports
Highly sophisticated homes are being crafted out of earth, as architects reimagine this characterful, eco-friendly building material for a contemporary clientele. Dominic Bradbury surveys their groundbreaking work
Of its time but rooted within a rustic architectural heritage – the modern farmhouse is a compelling way of life for those who yearn for the rural idyll reinterpreted in a crisp, contemporary way, says Dominic Bradbury
The new generation of kit houses are not only beautifully designed with luxury in mind, but also superb quality, more environmentally friendly than on-site builds – and startlingly quick to put up. Dominic Bradbury reports
As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.