At Imagicasa, we put inspiring projects, collections, designs and the like in the spotlight on a daily basis. Still, the world of design and architecture offers so much more than we can ever share, so we are only too happy to recommend interesting publications to our readers that collect a lot of beautiful realisations. Life's a Beach. Homes, Retreats and Respite by the Sea by gestalten is one of them and the book puts us in the holiday mood.
The title of this brand new publication (available in Europe and the UK from 8 July and internationally from 7 September 2021) makes it very clear what to expect when you flip through its pages. Life's a Beach is a collection of projects surrounded by sun, sea and sand. ‘There are no two ways about it — life is better by the beach,’ is what the publisher says. A refreshing sea breeze, the sound of the waves and the feeling of absolute relaxation certainly appeal to us all. Add to that exceptional architecture and inspiring interior design and we are sold! Readers of this publication can expect to see many different projects, from cosy beach houses to cliff-top residences with breathtaking views. It is also a journey through different countries, climates and cultures. The book shows how local, traditional techniques are used, which natural materials played a role in the design and which innovative aspects turn the designs into truly unique gems. We see eclectic interiors, typical nautical colour palettes and, above all, very personal homes that fit in with the equally special lifestyle of the residents and their wish to completely relax in these living environments.
From cosy beach houses to cliff-top residences with breathtaking views.
Given the unique locations where many of these projects are located, the result is also particularly inspiring. Moreover, these houses were built by top architects and design firms such as Stera Architects, Tham & Videgård, Amelia Tavella Architects, Tamsin Johnson and Humbert & Poyet. This publication is highly recommended both for those who want to soak up the holiday atmosphere and for those who like to immerse themselves in even more design and architecture gems.
Header image: BAAQ’, Photo Edmund Sumner, Life’s a Beach, gestalten2021
Image 2: Tamsin Johnson Interior Design, Photo Anson Smart, Life’s a Beach, gestalten2021
Image 3: Amelia Tavella Architects, Photo Thibaut Dini, Life’s a Beach, gestalten2021
Image 4: Cobalto Studio, Photo Pablo Zamora/Sample, Life’s a Beach, gestalten2021
Cover: Life’s a Beach, gestalten2021