Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines
Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of its own. 'Tropical Living' explores this dynamic experiment with breathtaking photography and a fascinating text. It also examines diverse residential design styles in both the city and in the countryside, in mountains and at the sea. From a classic old-world penthouse in the Malate area to an Asian-fusion villa on Batangas Bay, over thirty private homes are showcased and captured in color photographs taken by noted photographer, Andrew Chester Ong. Featuring an introduction by anthropology professor, Fernando Nakpil Zialcita, this book is a feast for lovers of Southeast Asia and anyone interested in design concepts from this fascinating and under-represented corner of the world.
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Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the PhilippinesUser Review - Book Verdict
These books use beautiful color photographs to reveal the interiors of homes found in their respective countries. Private Sydney and South Africa provide a glimpse at contemporary interior design as practiced in each place, in some cases incorporating items from the native locale. Tropical Living and Contemporary Thai highlight the vernacular furniture, fabric, floor coverings, and decorative accessories of their respective countries in addition to showing contemporary interiors. Purchase where there is an interest in contemporary interior design. ...