Tropical Modernby Raul A. Barreneche
Out with the cool, in with the hot. The author has traveled the globe to bring together a collection of luxurious modern homes designed by such luminaries as Oscar Niemeyer, Gio Pontl, Geoffrey Bawa, and Isay Weinfeld. The architects featured on these pages experiment with combining modern technology and exotic local materials to produce rich designs of teak, metal, stucco, concrete, and glass. Spectacular swimming pools and breezy outdoor rooms figure prominently; "green" eco-conscious features are a seamless response to the tropical settings of many of the featured houses. This is a sophisticated survey of modern homes that embrace the laid-back tropical lifestyle with open-air rooms, shady courtyards, sunny patios, and cool stucco walls. The combination of modern architectural forms and tropical settings is sure to appeal to any reader who has imagined escaping to a vacation hideaway in the sun. Tropical Modern brings that dream to life.
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