New Asian Home,The

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The New Asian Home by Kendra Langeteig profiles 23 fascinating and original American homes inspired by the ancient architectural traditions of Asia. Designed by some of today's foremost architects and designers, principles fundamental to the serene aesthetics of classic Asian design - balance, harmony, connection with nature - are reinterpreted for the Western home.
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Overview

The New Asian Home by Kendra Langeteig profiles 23 fascinating and original American homes inspired by the ancient architectural traditions of Asia. Designed by some of today's foremost architects and designers, principles fundamental to the serene aesthetics of classic Asian design - balance, harmony, connection with nature - are reinterpreted for the Western home.
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This lavishly illustrated book features homes located throughout the United States, including Hawaii, "that represent some of the most interesting and important examples of Asian influence in the new ecology of American home design." Color photographs depict a variety of home styles, from classic interpretations of Japanese domestic architecture to Balinese pavilions. For each of the 23 structures, design writer Langeteig describes the inhabitants' lifestyles and the aesthetic sense that made the choice of an Asian style so appealing. How the designers and architects incorporated these influences is also discussed. Included is Melody Woods III, which is completely furnished with acclaimed Japanese American woodworker George Nakashima's work. Recommended for large interior design collections.
—Gayle A. Williamson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423600466
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/7/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 795,153
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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Environmental design begins with a deep respect for nature along with recognition of our connection with the places where we build our homes. Responding effectively to the land requires an understanding of context-topography, climate, and region-to develop a design that expresses meaningful connection. And it takes an experienced practitioner to design a building that resonates with its environment while also answering the needs and desires of the client.
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Table of Contents

5 Acknowledgments

8 introduction

12 Joining Traditions:The Japanese House in West

16 The Zen Space of Japanese Architecture Brackett Sierra Nevadas, California

22 Hide and Reveal: The Art of Surprise in Japanese Design Private Tiburon, California

30 Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea . . . Carlston Teahouse Garden Complex San Rafael, California

36 Arts and Crafts Folk House Private Residence Telluride, Colorado

44 The Way to Matsu: From Kyoto to Cedar Grove Van Den Berg ResidenceCedar Grove, Wisconsin

50 directions from the natural house: Japan, China, Tibet

54 The Soul of the Tree Krosnick Residence rinceton, New Jersey

60 Form, Function, Tao trauss-Wilson Residence Telluride, Colorado

66 Flowing Time, Falling Water: A Tibetan Fantasy Latham Oahu, Hawaii

72 nature of place

76 Building with Qi, Breath of Life Bender-De Moll Neahkanie, Oregon

80 There's something magical about this place . . . Wilson Neahkanie,Oregon

86 Zoned for the Tropics: "Thirty-second visions" from source Private ahu, Hawaii

94 Rainforest Light Sleeping Pavilion Mount Rainier, Washington

100 Little House on the Big Island Ohana House Niulii, Kohala, Hawaii

108 shifting contexts: east/west fusion

112 The Dream of Not-Too- Perfect House: A Lessonin Multicultural Renovation Private New York

118 A Fish Story: from the Balinese Greene Residence Florida

124 designs on boundaries: neither east nor west

128 of Many Changes: "Smart Home" for City Living Bean New Jersey

134 Vintage Design for Wine Country eteor Vineyards Napa Valley, California

142 Lost Timbers, Found Architecture Island Residence Puget Sound, Washington

148 Reinventing the Country House Furniture No. 5 agaponack, Long Island, New York

154 houses to go: asiantakeouts

158 Doing More with Less: The Bali-T Yoga Pavilion Santa Barbara, California

166 Tales from the Spice Trade Minahasa House ahu, Hawaii

170 Minka Meets Bauhaus Hersey ilbrook, New York

176 Rikyu: An Infinite Kit of Parts ikyu Prototype Ponoma, California

180 Sources

181 Photo Credits

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