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.Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines Elizabeth Reyes, Chester Ong ... Home designs range from those crowded with unique artworks and rustic- organic materials; to spare, spiritual interiors with a ... In all the homes, natural, organic, and traditional materials are married with eclectic ideas and offbeat furnishings.
|Author||:||Elizabeth Reyes, Chester Ong|
|Publisher||:||Periplus Editions - 2000|