Island Style: Tropical Dream Houses in Indonesia

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A tropical island inspires thoughts of warm breezes, crystal clear water and white beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. But tropical islands are more than just gorgeous beaches, particularly in the vast archipelago of Indonesia, with its diverse peoples, cultures and traditions stretching from Java to Bali and beyond.

In Island Style, the inspiration artists and designers have long found in Indonesia comes to life with a new generation of architects and designers as ...

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Island Style: Tropical Dream Houses in Indonesia

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Overview

A tropical island inspires thoughts of warm breezes, crystal clear water and white beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. But tropical islands are more than just gorgeous beaches, particularly in the vast archipelago of Indonesia, with its diverse peoples, cultures and traditions stretching from Java to Bali and beyond.

In Island Style, the inspiration artists and designers have long found in Indonesia comes to life with a new generation of architects and designers as they discover this island paradise. 25 glorious houses inspired by the natural tropical settings of Indonesia are showcased in these pages. From private beach bungalows to vacation villas to island hideaways, each of these dream houses expresses a different aspect of Indonesia's unique design heritage. Simple yet exotic, minimalist yet organic, cosmopolitan yet local and sustainable—the common denominator for all of these homes is that they are the stuff of island dreams.

Detailed descriptions of the materials used and design philosophy behind each house means you'll be able to find plenty of practical ideas for furnishing and building your own tropical island dream house anywhere in the world.

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"Contemporary yet exotic, a trip through this tactile book guarantees a sensual and spiritual experience of dreams come to life."—Lifestyle & Travel magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804844604
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

Gillian Beal is a freelance writer based in Singapore. She has contributed articles to various newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of Balinese Children's Favorite Stories.

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