Bali Houses: New Wave Asian Architecture and Design

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Bali Houses is a beautiful introduction to the contemporary Asian design movement known as “Bali Style.” With visually stunning photographs, architect Gianni Francione shows how Balinese designers are updating traditional aesthetic principles to create a new international flavor. Villas showcasing the characteristic open, panoramic style are now being made with marble and stone. Architects are applying modern techniques to resort bungalows made of customary coconut wood. The author shows how these departures from...

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Overview

Bali Houses is a beautiful introduction to the contemporary Asian design movement known as “Bali Style.” With visually stunning photographs, architect Gianni Francione shows how Balinese designers are updating traditional aesthetic principles to create a new international flavor. Villas showcasing the characteristic open, panoramic style are now being made with marble and stone. Architects are applying modern techniques to resort bungalows made of customary coconut wood. The author shows how these departures from tradition are influencing everything from interior design to textiles, table settings to furniture. Bali Houses is perfect for anyone interested in architecture or design.

Author Bio:

Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has been based in Southeast Asia, mainly in Bali, for over 20 years. He is inspired by a passion for tribal art and the vernacular architectural traditions of Indonesia and has designed countless tropical homes. Best known for his modernistic projects, he is a pioneer of a style of design that combines traditional materials with a contemporary vision of space. His recent books include Tropical Asian Style and Bali Modern.

Luca Invernizzi Tettoni is a world-renowned photographer who has lived and worked in Asia for over 25 years. He specializes in Asian culture and art and architecture, and is intrigued not only by the contemporary developments in Asia but also its immutable traditions. Tettoni has collaborated on several books on Bali, including Bali: Morning of the World, Balinese Gardens, and Bali Modern precursor to this book. His most recent works include Classic Thai and Thai Spa Book also published by Periplus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794600136
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Series: Action Guides
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 988,845
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has been based in Southeast Asia, mainly in Bali, for over 20 years. Best known for his modernistic projects, he is a pioneer of a style of design that combines traditional materials with a contemporary vision of space.

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