New Asian Home,The
  • New Asian Home,The
  • New Asian Home,The

New Asian Home,The

by Kendra Langeteig
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423600466
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,408,593
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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