Presented from the site of her own award winning home – the Origami House – Jane Burnside, author of Contemporary Design Secrets – The art of building a house in the countryside, explains how light, space, décor and furnishings impact overall design.

Jane’s book, Contemporary Design Secrets – The art of building a house in the countryside, is available to buy online now. It is a must-read for self builders that really gets to the heart of house design, helping you to get it right with your own project.

 Contemporary Design Secrets Part 2: Exteriors

Jane looks at how your site and surroundings should influence the design of your house, and how this can dictate room and window placement.

Jane Burnside sitting outside her Origami Home

About the Architect
Award winning architect, Jane Burnside, specialises in rural design. She was a finalist in the BBC House of the Year and has worked for top architects in the USA and Italy. She is head of a thriving architectural practice in her homeland of Northern Ireland, where she also advises the Government on rural planning policy.

Learn more about the Origami House in our article on Bungalow Design

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