The architecture of the West is well-kwn and recognizable across the world. The sustainable architecture of Southeast Asia--inspired by environment and a thriving and distinct culture--is a hidden pearl in the world of architectural design. In New Directions in Tropical Asian Architecture, author Philip Goad explores a region and a modern architecture that is complex and thriving. Featuring extended profiles of the region's most invative and influential architects, this book covers a full complement of their recent projects in tropical Asia with plans, drawings, beautiful full-color photographs and insightful text. Inspired by fresh agendas, such as simplicity and rethinking congregational spaces, the designs in this book dazzle with a bold new perspective. The 400 color photographs in this book will put you in beachfront scenes where the waves crash only inches from your feet; dreaming poolside at glamorous hotels; relaxing in gorgeous luxury homes with flawless Asian decor; and finally, will bring you face to face with the most invative concepts in all of Asian architecture.
Philip Goad is Professor of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Anoma Pieris is the co-author of Houses of the 21st Century.