She stresses the importance of connecting to the landscape and looks at how you can do this with windows, framing views and placement of rooms.

Contemporary Design Secrets Part 1: Interiors

Jane explains how she uses light, space and furnishings to complete a home.

Contemporary Design Secrets – The art of building a house in the countryside

You can buy Jane’s book, Contemporary Design Secrets, 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.

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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