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Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses Of The Asia-pacific
Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses Of The Asia-pacific
Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses Of The Asia-pacific

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Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses Of The Asia-pacific

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

Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade, and the use of space. With thousands of years 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; multigenerational living; sightlines; light and ventilation; and living with nature—are richly illustrated with photography and architectural illustrations showing courtyard positions within floor plans. 

Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor–outdoor living.

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.

Title:Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses Of The Asia-pacific
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 12 X 9.35 X 1.11 in
Published:October 29, 2019
Publisher:WW Norton
Language:English

 

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:050051920X

ISBN - 13:9780500519202

 

Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses Of The Asia-pacific