John Brennan's new book 'Scotland’s Rural Home: Nine Stories about Contemporary Architecture' explores the relationship between home and environment and describes a charged landscape, alive with history and soaked in myth.

John Brennan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design and Programme Director of Advanced Sustainable Design - MSc at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art has published a new book reflecting on the best contemporary rural architecture in Scotland. 

Scotland’s Rural Home: Nine Stories about Contemporary Architecture explores the relationship between home and environment and describes a charged landscape, alive with history and soaked in myth. 

As both an academic and architect, John's research-informed practice is primarily in rural and sustainable contexts. John observes “[f]or those of us living an urban existence, the countryside is a retreat for refuge and decompression, but it is also a place where infrastructures strain to reach and in which livings must be made.” 

The nine building stories in the book are told alongside photographs and drawings and recount how rural households and communities define themselves, and the role architecture plays in this.

Scotland’s Rural Home:Nine Stories about Contemporary Architecture is available online and on the high street.


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