France: charm, fancifulness and technology. Sensibility and flexibility.
Canada: ecology, rigour, energy efficiency.
Finland: stark simplicity and reliability in all conditions.
Italy: European retro and Neapolitan style.
Russia: overcoming a severe climate. Durability and comfort.
Japan: the ancient and fully functioning Ise Shrine.
Germany: a thousand years of half-timbered house construction.
England: an archbishop’s timber-framed house built in 1500.
USA: “Levittowns” – the first suburban developments.