Haute Couture Architecture - The Art of Living Without Walls

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

Haute Couture Architecture: The Art of Living Without Walls by Anneke van Waesberghe is so much more than a book about sustainable design on tented architecture or green hotel design. It is a memoir and the story of a personal journey from the excesses of modern times to a new state of being, one in which rampant consumerism has been replaced by a more thoughtful design for living sustainably and in harmony with the rhythms of the planet. She leads readers to encounter a new paradigm by showing the luxury of simplicity and the beauty of small­­­­­­­---- things.

Haute Couture Architecture: The Art of Living Without Walls by Anneke van Waesberghe is so much more than a book about sustainable design on tented architecture or green hotel design. It is a memoir and the story of a personal journey from the excesses of modern times to a new state of being, one in which rampant consumerism has been replaced by a more thoughtful design for living sustainably and in harmony with the rhythms of the planet. She leads readers to encounter a new paradigm by showing the luxury of simplicity and the beauty of small­­­­­­­---- things.


The central theme is the author’s discovery of the freedom offered by life beneath canvas in her tented sanctuary in Bali over the past 12 years. With the knowledge she learned through global travels and life experience, van Waesberghe established a luxury tented design company in Bali and extended its holistic fundamentals to all aspects of her life. Her appreciation for a life lived within nature extends to the use and production of sustainable materials, deep respect for local culture, simple yet elegant interior design, and the creation of experiences imbued with rituals and intentions.

“I was mentally ready to dive into a life of simplicity,” she writes, “to live by satisfying only my basic needs, and let go of everything. This longing for simplicity, over time, led to a series of painless moments of growth that made me want to challenge others to follow my example towards simplicity and happiness.”


Ultimately Haute Couture Architecture: The Art Of Living Without Walls bridges the gap between Nature and Architecture. It is the tale of one woman’s odyssey to find true meaning in life and to manifest its beauty into a way of sustainable living that sets a blueprint for our future existence on Earth.



The book arrives at an appropriate time. Conceived before the onset of the Covid pandemic, Haute Couture Architecture: The Art Of Living Without Walls dovetails seamlessly with the challenges we now face on a global scale. Yet, at its heart, it is a proclamation for a return to pre-Fall innocence.

Book video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtlgSgpMVxQ



To buy the book: Haute Couture Architecture: “Living without Walls” https://www.oroeditions.com/product/haute-couture-architecture/


“We have been the thieves of our own greatness,” “We have robbed ourselves of the beautiful thoughts we had when we were kids, when we dreamt of doing something extreme or different. Instead of living outside the box, we replaced our dreams with unimportant daily routines.”

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