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The Balinese Style of architecture and interior design is renowned and increasingly popular the world over. A thatched Balinese Bale, overlooking a panorama of rice fields and open to the evening breeze, or a courtyard that combines temple carving with relaxing, recreational lounging space are enduring features of a distinctive "Bali-style". Shimmering pavilions, open verandahs, living rooms that invite the outside landscaping in - all are part of the Balinese tropical living experience This book focuses on these...
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Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living

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Overview

The Balinese Style of architecture and interior design is renowned and increasingly popular the world over. A thatched Balinese Bale, overlooking a panorama of rice fields and open to the evening breeze, or a courtyard that combines temple carving with relaxing, recreational lounging space are enduring features of a distinctive "Bali-style". Shimmering pavilions, open verandahs, living rooms that invite the outside landscaping in - all are part of the Balinese tropical living experience This book focuses on these timeless features and shows the new and exciting ways in which they are interpreted. All the contemporary villas, resort bungalows, shops, restaurants and other buildings in the book, most never photographed before, are new additions to the Bali scene. Each is unique, and, most importantly characterized by a distinctly modern feel. Cleaner lines, more imaginative use of space, sharp angles, and the use of stone, concrete and ceramic roof tiles, are increasingly visible along with the coconut wood, teak and thatching.

Shot entirely on location, superb color photographs depict the residences set within their natural landscapes; architectural details; and a stunning array of individual interiors. Meticulous text compiled by an expert in tropical design, relates the various stages of the development of this new, international style, and complements the fascinating array of interiors featured
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462906826
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has livedin Bali for over 20 years. He is inspired by tribal art and the vernacular architectural tradition of Indonesia, and has designed countless tropical homes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2000

    Gorgeous Book to Enjoy !

    There is nothing like Bali in the world and this book is chock full of photos of the most enchanting homes and gardens you could ever dream of.

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