From the ski slopes of Utah to the frigid tundra of northwestern Russia, Snowbound celebrates contemporary design in cold climates with a focus on sustainability. Tailor-made for architects, designers, snowbirds, and aspiring second-home owners, this tour of twenty dwellings is equal parts escapist photo essay and practical sourcebook, with immersive photography, architectural plans, and location, climate, and building-systems data. Architectural historian William Morgan documents winter dwellings and trekker cabins from high-profile firms like MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple and rising stars like Scott & Scott. Readers are transported to beautiful, pristine, and, in some cases, remote locations in the snowier regions of the world.
"As our earthly climate becomes increasingly bizarre, here's proof that newly necessary scientific measures need not detract from architectural clarity and spirit." - Interior Design
"Do you instinctively embrace winter, drawn to frosty early morning walks and snowy vistas? Or perhaps it's your time to hibernate, wrapping up indoors with candles and hot drinks? From the slopes of Utah to Arctic Russia, in the new book, Snowbound, architectural historian William Morgan shares the sustainable dwellings of those who thrive in cold climates." - Psychologies Magazine (UK)
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"A celebration of contemporary design in cold climates, each of the 20 projects is tailored to architects, designers and snow enthusiasts alike. With a strong focus on sustainability, Morgan explores these beautiful and remote locations through a photo-essay, including immersive photography, architectural plans and climate data." - Aesthetica (UK)
"Architectural historian William Morgan celebrates contemporary design in cold climates with a focus on sustainability. If you are lamenting the lack of a ski or snow holiday, you will love immersing yourself in the 20 dwellings featured. Ranging from trekker cabins in Canada to winter homes in the Andes, Chile, they provide escapist pleasure and inspiration for designers and aspiring second home owners." -The Gloss (UK)
"For those who think social distancing isn't so bad, here's how to go even more remote. In Snowbound: Dwelling in Winter (Princeton Architectural Press, $50), William Morgan gathers homes that are models of warmth and sustainability-often the only houses for miles around. - Mosiac (Morgan Stanley)
"Snowbound collects 20 recently completed residential projects across four continents: 20 examples of "design that is based on respect for a harsh climate."...[P]ulling them together into one bound book, with floor plans drawn consistently (something that happens in magazines, not websites), does something websites can't do: it creates a mood and helps readers focus on things they might not otherwise see on the computer screen."
About the Author
William Morgan is a Providence RI-based architectural writer. He has taught about cities and their history at Princeton, the University of Louisville, and Roger Williams University. He is the author of Louisville: Architecture and the Urban Environment.