Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

by Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong
     
 

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Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design andaesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of its own. The result? The exquisite homes in the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality. Tropical Living explores this dynamic experiment with breathtaking

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Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design andaesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of its own. The result? The exquisite homes in the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality. Tropical Living explores this dynamic experiment with breathtaking photography and a fascinating text.

Tropical Living examines diverse residential design styles in both the city and in the countryside, in mountains and at the sea. From a classic old-world penthouse in the Malate area to an Asian-fusion villa on Batangas Bay, over thirty private homes are showcased and captured in color photographs taken by noted photographer, Andrew Chester Ong. Featuring an introduction by anthropology professor, Fernando Nakpil Zialcita, this book is a feast for lovers of Southeast Asia and anyone interested in design concepts from this fascinating and under-represented corner of the world.

Author Biography: Elizabeth Reyes studied journalism and is both a travel and feature writer for magazines and the tourism department of the Philippines. She is the author of many books including Tagaytay: Town on the Ride, The Philippines: A Journey Through the Archipelago, Filipino Style, and The Food of the Philippines.

Andrew Chester Ong was born and raised in the Philippines and is currently based in Hong Kong.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These books use beautiful color photographs to reveal the interiors of homes found in their respective countries. Private Sydney and South Africa provide a glimpse at contemporary interior design as practiced in each place, in some cases incorporating items from the native locale. Tropical Living and Contemporary Thai highlight the vernacular furniture, fabric, floor coverings, and decorative accessories of their respective countries in addition to showing contemporary interiors. Purchase where there is an interest in contemporary interior design. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"A new generation of young Filipino designers is exploring stylish, sophisticated ways to keep spaces cool and airy."—Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794605568
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth V. Reyes writes about the Philippines, her homeland, for various travel and arts magazines. She is the author of 25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines and Tropical Interiors.

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