Modern Asian Living


Author: Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya,Sakul Intakul
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906877
Category: Design
Page: 208
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Featuring hundreds of photographs, this Asian design book is a love note to the modern, stylish luxury homes and interior spaces of Asia. In recent years Asian design—in architecture, interiors and product design—has catapulted on to the global stage. Gone are the thatched villas and vernacular furniture of yesteryear. Replacing them are sleek, modern spaces, decked out with high quality furnishings and furniture, beautiful artworks ans state-of the-art technology. This book showcases a number of brand new properties—be they shops, homes, holiday houses, restaurants, bars of offices—that represent this new wave of Asian talent. Each space in Modern Asian Living has been chosen and styled carefully, often with furniture and products from some of the Pacific region's hot manufacturers and suppliers. Work from all the leading architects, interior designers, product designers and artists are showcased—and full listings are given at the back of the book.

Bali Modern

The Art of Tropical Living
Author: Gianni Francione
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906826
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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Blending modern, chic designs with traditional sensibilities, the architecture and decor of Bali is the gold standard for tropical living. A thatched Balinese bale', overlooking a panorama of rice fields and open to the evening breeze, or a courtyard that combines temple carving with relaxing, recreational lounging space are enduring features of a distinctive "Bali-style". Shimmering pavilions, open verandahs, living rooms that invite the outside landscaping in—all are part of the Balinese tropical living experience. This book focuses on these timeless features and shows the new and exciting ways in which they are being interpreted. All the contemporary villas, resort bungalows, shops, restaurants and other buildings in the book, most never photographed before are new additions to the Bali scene. Each is unique, and, most importantly, characterized by a distinctly modern feel. Cleaner lines, more imaginative use of space, sharp angles, and the use of stone, concrete and ceramic roof tiles, are increasingly visible along with the coconut wood, teak and thatching. Stunning color photographs depict the residences set within their natural landscapes; architectural details; and a stunning array of individual interiors. Meticulous text compiled by an expert in tropical design, relates the various stages of the development of this new, international style, and complements the fascinating array of interiors featured.

Tropical Living

Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines
Author: Elizabeth V. Reyes
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906591
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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This tropical design book showcases the innovative interior designs and architecture of The Philippines most luxurious homes. Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of it's own. The result? The exquisite homes of the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality, beautifully portrayed in Tropical Living. This Filipino design book presents over 30 of the latest homes in the archipelago: from a classic old-world penthouse in the art-deco Malate area to the creative homes of artists of Antipolo: from Asian-fusion villas on Batangas Bay to the elite Philippine Mediterranean manors of Forbes park, the book covers Filipino taste in all of its manifestations. With over 400 fabulous full-color photographs and texts from some of the country's leading architects and authors, there is also an inspirational sourcebook of contemporary tropical furnishings. It is a book of ideas to dip into, and savor.

Modern Tropical

Houses in the Sun
Author: Byron Hawes
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847860036
Category:
Page: 336
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Warm, inviting, embracing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle with a touch of the exotic, tropical modern homes are a dream of paradise realized. Contemporary tropical residential architecture has risen from a geographically specific homegrown aesthetic to a source of inspiration for the world's great modern architects and designers. Set in exotic locales, with pools, lush foliage, colorful gardens, these homes define a way of life. Frequently elegant and uncluttered, the houses serve as models of smart and beautiful design with lots of ideas for homeowners who do not necessarily live in a tropical or subtropical climate, but who wish to have something of that appeal and sensitivity in their own home. This book presents some of the most innovative interpretations of the genre from the past five years by internationally recognized architects and interior decorators, such as Tadao Ando, as well the work of young up-and-comers of great talent, including German-born, Bali-based Alexis Dornier, and Mexico's Roof Arquitectos. Selected residences span the globe, from the southern United States, the Caribbean, and tropical regions of Latin America, to Southeast Asia, northern Australasia, and Africa. Modern Tropical explores the exotic material, color, cultural, environmental, and aesthetic choices of some of contemporary architecture's most beautiful residential properties. Each house is introduced with breathtaking interior and exterior photography and orientation plans, giving readers an in-depth glimpse of the rapidly evolving symbiosis between nature and shelter, indoor and outdoor, and rustic and polished, in a definitive examination of tropical modern living.

Tropical Trees as Living Systems


Author: P. B. Tomlinson,Martin Zimmerman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521142472
Category: Medical
Page: 696
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This book assesses the scientific knowledge of tropical tree biology set against a background of community ecology and forest structure.

Living with the Trees of Life Towards the Transformation of Tropical Agriculture


Author: Roger R. B. Leakey
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780641447
Category: Agroforestry
Page: 200
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This book analyses and presents case studies on how agroforestry offers innovative and compelling pathways towards food security, human well-being and environmental sustainability. The book underlines how modern science and improved varieties of trees allied to centuries-old knowledge can provide a new set of marketable products of special importance to poor and marginalized people in the tropics and sub-tropics, while simultaneously rehabilitating degraded land and restoring soil fertility.

The modern tropical garden

its design, plant materials, and horticulture
Author: Loraine E. Kuck,Richard C. Tongg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 250
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Modern Thai House

Innovative Designs in Tropical Asia
Author: Robert Powell
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462910297
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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With rich photography and insightful commentary, this Thai architecture and interior design book showcases some of the finest modern masterpieces in Southeast Asia. A tremendous body of sophisticated and sensitively designed architectural work has been produced in Thailand in the first decade of the 21st century. The 25 houses in The Modern Thai House illustrate the radical new ideas coming from a dynamic younger generation of architects who are producing work comparable with and sometimes even surpassing the very best architecture in the world. Most of these architects were trained in the U.S. or U.K. and reflect not only American and European sensibilities but also affinities with their contemporaries in Asia —including Japan, China, Singapore, and Bali—all hotbeds for innovation in modern design. The houses in this book are readily accessible from Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiangmai. They reflect a wide variety of concerns and solutions, such as: sustainability; responses to climate; strategies for cooling with minimal electricity; openness versus security in a large metropolis such as Bangkok; cultural sensitivity and responsiveness, as evidenced in a "three-generation house," built for a society in which the extended family is still prevalent; and cultural memory, as in the use of elements such as pilings, verandahs, and steeply pitched roofs with large overhangs that echo traditional Thai designs. Nurtured by an increasingly knowledgeable and wealthy clientele, modern architecture in Thailand is emerging with a variety of innovative architectural expressions.

Developing Living Cities

From Analysis to Action
Author: Kallidaikurichi Seetharam,Belinda K. P. Yuen
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814304506
Category: Political Science
Page: 314
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With more and more of the world''s population projected to live in urban areas, the life and death of cities has become a key factor in urban development considerations. This book attempts to bring an original contribution on the analysis of creating living cities. It advances the concept and framework of a living city and also explicates the key attributes of a living city that are increasingly critical to the reinvigoration and sustainable growth of cities.The book also seeks to document and compare Singapore''s development as a living city with other cities around the world. Contributed by researchers and practitioners across different disciplines, the book provides first-hand insights on the development choices that cities can make and expertly draws on case studies to illuminate how innovative cities have a comparative advantage. Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book will appeal to people interested in urban planning, policy and sustainability.

Developing Living Cities


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9814465062
Category:
Page: N.A
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Living Together in the Modern World


Author: Creative Educational Society (Mankato, Minn.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Living Earth

A Short History of Life and Its Home
Author: Evan G. Nisbet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401159653
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 238
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Life has shaped the Earth, and the Earth has moulded the history of life. That history, the co-evolution of our ancestors and their horne, has much to teach us about our place on the planet today. We are part of the fabric of the biosphere. As we change that fabric we would be wise to understand how our horne was built. Our planet is neither a hotel nor a colony. It is not a place which life briefly inhabits during a transient occupation. Instead, it is our horne, designed by the deeds of our ancestors and suited to our own needs. The history of life on Earth is held in the geological record, which is composed of the rocks, water and air that are available for study on the planet's surface. These rocks, the oceans and the atmosphere are not simply stores of information for the excitement of fossil hunters and geochemists, or resources to exploit without thought. Their cre ation and continued existence form an integral part of the development and management of the Earth as the horne of life.

Living Under the Sun

Tropical Interiors and Architecture
Author: Shonquis Moreno
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555929
Category: Architect-designed houses
Page: 304
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The tropics are a way of life. Embracing outdoor surroundings as much as indoor possibilities, tropical houses have become a source of new impulses for architecture, interiors, and furniture design worldwide.

Contemporary Asian Living Rooms


Author: Chami Jotisalikorn,Karina Zabihi
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906532
Category: Architecture
Page: 128
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With over 180 photographs Contemporary Asian Living Rooms explores 50 of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels. Living room design in Asia has moved away form the classical Asia style to incorporate the new global chic. This Asian design book takes you into the living rooms of fifty of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels, showcasing the work of up-and-coming local talents such as Pantaa, Yothaka and Tawul Praman as well as the latest in European design. Living room interiors range from the starkly minimal to the luxuriously plush - from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Bali. Created by some of the leading talents in contemporary Asian design today, these interiors feature creative shapes, contours, materials and new ways of working with the space where family and friends spend most of their time together in the house.

Tropical House

Cutting Edge Design in the Philippines
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906133
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Tropical House celebrates a growing trend toward stylish globalization in interior design. More than 25 stunning houses and condos in and around Manila, the Philippines, evoke a distinctive tropical-modern-fusion style that is gaining popularity around the world. All these fine residences comprise a synthesis of East-West trends and contemporary furnishings—as Filipino designers merge sleek modernist furniture with local designers' "soulful creations" in natural hardwoods and other tropical materials. Over 250 full-color photographs of outstanding Filipino residences will inspire readers with their diverse and contemporary looks. From vintage glamour to classic modern with bold artful accents, to the clean, glam look known as "contemporary chic," this design book showcases the myriad tastes of the Philippines. The selection features modernist designs referred to as Zen or Minimalist; admires the modern Global Eclectics, those well-traveled collectors of beautiful objects from East and West; and celebrates the individualists who mix European furniture with acutely creative accents from local designers or who frame edgy artworks by Filipino artists with iconic design inspired by Japanese architecture. Such are the global interiors and architecture of today's tropical Asia.

A Living Past

Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America
Author: John Soluri,Claudia Leal,José Augusto Pádua
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785333917
Category: History
Page: 310
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Though still a relatively young field, the study of Latin American environmental history is blossoming, as the contributions to this definitive volume demonstrate. Bringing together thirteen leading experts on the region, A Living Past synthesizes a wide range of scholarship to offer new perspectives on environmental change in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Each chapter provides insightful, up-to-date syntheses of current scholarship on critical countries and ecosystems (including Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, the tropical Andes, and tropical forests) and such cross-cutting themes as agriculture, conservation, mining, ranching, science, and urbanization. Together, these studies provide valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing the region.

Tropical Colors

The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers
Author: Sakul Intakul,Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906419
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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In this stunning book, renowned Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul combines colorful tropical flowers, exotic foliage and other unusual design materials in refreshingly original floral displays suitable for any occasion and any setting. Photographed in the spectacular, contemporary homes of Thailand's leading artists, designers and professionals, the simple but imaginative floral displays evoke the essence of a modern Asian style. This refreshingly original book goes beyond the everyday—elevating tropical flowers from mere floral arrangements to meditative floral "art installations" that serve as dramatic design centerpieces in contemporary tropical homes. Created from a combination of exotic and colorful tropical flowers, plant materials—fibers and leaves from the banana and coconut, twigs from the bamboo—and other less orthodox materials like wire netting, the arrangements harmoniously blend a strong, usually three-dimensional structure with the sweet and subtle elements of flowers. Allow Tropical Colors to inspire you, adding a gorgeous Asian flair to your home!

How To Think Like a Neandertal


Author: Thomas Wynn,Frederick L. Coolidge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912335
Category: Science
Page: 224
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There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account of the mental life of Neandertals, drawing on the most recent fossil and archaeological remains. Indeed, some Neandertal remains are not fossilized, allowing scientists to recover samples of their genes--one specimen had the gene for red hair and, more provocatively, all had a gene called FOXP2, which is thought to be related to speech. Given the differences between their faces and ours, their voices probably sounded a bit different, and the range of consonants and vowels they could generate might have been different. But they could talk, and they had a large (perhaps huge) vocabulary--words for places, routes, techniques, individuals, and emotions. Extensive archaeological remains of stone tools and living sites (and, yes, they did often live in caves) indicate that Neandertals relied on complex technical procedures and spent most of their lives in small family groups. The authors sift the evidence that Neandertals had a symbolic culture--looking at their treatment of corpses, the use of fire, and possible body coloring--and conclude that they probably did not have a sense of the supernatural. The book explores the brutal nature of their lives, especially in northwestern Europe, where men and women with spears hunted together for mammoths and wooly rhinoceroses. They were pain tolerant, very likely taciturn, and not easy to excite. Wynn and Coolidge offer here an eye-opening portrait of Neandertals, painting a remarkable picture of these long-vanished people and providing insight, as they go along, into our own minds and culture.

The Living age ...


Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell,Making of America Project
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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