Год издания: 2008
Издатель: Loft Publications
Количество страниц: 256
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Over the last few decades, the private residential complex has evolved and varies from one country to another depending on the specific characteristics of a each particular nation. Thus, a country's standard of living, geographic density and topography are fundamental when trying to explain why there are more residential complexes in some areas than others. Beyond strictly economic reasons, one must consider that living away from the urban fabric often means an improvement in social status and reinforces the desire to live more peacefully. Generally, the acquisition of this type of homes simply responds to the wish to lead a more "natural" way of life. In some cases this wish is satisfied by the proximity of a protected area, though, more often than not, being able to see the dense greenery of a grove or the sparkle of the sowing fields in summer, suffices-as though man were pursuing a gradual return to the rural life of yesteryear. Another attraction of these complexes,...