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Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific

Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific

An inspiring architecture and interior design survey of the most stunning courtyard houses of the Asia-Pacific region.

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ISBN 9780500519202
Barcode 9780500519202
Release Date 19 September 2019 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Chan, Charmaine
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ISBN-13 9780500519202
ISBN-10 050051920X
Stock Release date is 19 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Release Date 19 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Chan, Charmaine
Category Residential Buildings, Domestic Buildings
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 290mm
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Courtyard houses - Pacific Area
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 728.3
Catalogue Code 1000096

Description of this Book

Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade, and the use of space. With centuries of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are now realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of twenty-five residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. Structured by courtyard function, the book's five chapters--on privacy; social spaces; sightlines; air, light, and shade; and blending boundaries--are richly illustrated with photography and architectural sketches that reveal the position of the courtyard within the floor plan. Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor-outdoor living.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charmaine Chan is Design Editor at the South China Morning Post. She began her journalism career in Sydney, pursued it in Tokyo and moved to Hong Kong in 1997 to join the Post. Her writing focuses on design and architecture in Asia.

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