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25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines
     

25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines

by Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong, A. Chester Ong (Photographer)
 

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25 Tropical Houses of the Philippines features top Filipino architects and designers with ideas that are stylish, contemporary, and show twenty-first century savvy.

The Philippines has long been known for creative designs and furniture and for the sill of its artisans in crafting modern products from traditional materials. This book takes a giant step

Overview

25 Tropical Houses of the Philippines features top Filipino architects and designers with ideas that are stylish, contemporary, and show twenty-first century savvy.

The Philippines has long been known for creative designs and furniture and for the sill of its artisans in crafting modern products from traditional materials. This book takes a giant step forward—into the realm of modern architecture and interior design. Twenty-five stunning homes showcase the best of residential design by a number of outstanding Filipino architects and designers. It offers a tour of stunning structures ranging from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to elegant vacation homes of Batangas and Mindoro.

Blending the graceful proportions of Asian design forms with the rigorous discipline and modernization of Western architecture, the houses retain an affinity with natural materials—warm hardwoods, rustic stone and slate, earthy clay and tile—at the same time introducing innovative use of glass, concrete, steel, and aluminum. Water elements and lush tropical gardens complete the transition from traditional conventions to Asian architectural fusion and international modernist trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794603151
Publisher:
Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 0.47(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth V. Reyes writes about the Philippines, her homeland, for various travel and arts magazines. She is the author of Tropical Living and Tropical Interiors.

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