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- DescriptionThis beautifully photographed volume showcases the Thai houses by the internationally rewned architect. Considered the Axel Vervoordt of Asia for his masterful use of ancient architectural elements and age-old materials, Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu is an architect whose unique style reflects its rthern Thai-or Lanna-roots while keeping a firm footing in contemporary style. Lanna architecture is characterized by the concept of simplicity, nature, and focusing on discovery, t invention. In a meaningful and informed manner, Ong-Ard Architects preserves then adds to this classic style's simplicity with such contemporary touches as concrete floors and high, airy ceilings-creating a sophisticated juxtaposition between past and present. This presentation of Ong-Ard's most striking architectural works was photographed by the master photographer Francois Halard especially for this book. Featured here are his inviting homes, resorts, and hotels, each a serene oasis whether in the countryside or the city. The interiors-grand yet spacious gestures that highlight nature-inspired architectural spaces-will inspire both casual readers and interior design aficionados alike. Striking a balance between the historic and contemporary, this volume encapsulates Thailand's vast world influence and Ong-Ard's keen design insight. It will be a treasured read for a worldwide audience interested in interiors, design, and architecture.
- Author BiographyOng-Ard Satrabhandhu is an architect and hotelier. His architecture firm, Ong-Ard Architects, is committed to traditional Lanna culture with a contemporary twist. Francois Halard has been a regular contributor to Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and House and Garden for over thirty years. His self-titled monograph was published by Rizzoli in 2013.
- Author(s)Francois Halard,Ong-ard Satrabhandhu
- PublisherRizzoli International Publications
- Date of Publication14/04/2015
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRizzoli International Publications
- Content Note250 colour illustrations
- Weight1724 g
- Width254 mm
- Height324 mm
- Spine28 mm
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