Hardcover, 245 x 350 mm portrait, 268 pages, Multilingual: English/Dutch
"With his country houses, lofts and rural dwellings, Alexis limits the endlessness. A place is created, an inside in the big outside world. He builds houses that form the backdrop to our everyday surroundings and connect with the existing. With real materials, he opens these spaces to the outside world. They are buildings that touch and appeal to people, overwhelm and still them.
Serenity and tactility have determined the design practice of Alexis Herbosch for twenty years. They form a fil rouge throughout his life and this monograph. They are virtues that are undervalued today. What we see are pure forms and a simple mise-en-scène. We feel nature as our guide, observe the defining light and experience the power of the environment. Like a true master, he chooses the right elements to define an experience. From these, spaces grow that smile at all the senses. The use of natural and regional materials is striking. Think of a script of Boom tiles over old plank floors to limed walls. Stripped of all excess and inspired by the art of Nordic well-being, Alexis captures the essence of the good life in his growing oeuvre. His sober lines and controlled layout are his foundations."