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The New Asian Homeby Kendra Langeteig
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The New Asian Home affirms that we have a desire to transcend our stressful world by employing Asian design concepts to make home a peaceful sanctuary. Asian design has strong appeal for those looking for natural alternatives to Western home standards-open floor plans, exposure of structural elements, emphasis on natural forms and materials in harmony with the site, and greater transparency between indoor and outdoor space. The New Asian Home features twenty-three interesting and innovative homes, including custom-built homes, modest handcrafted structures by master craftsmen, and affordable modular homes.
Project locations include: San Francisco, CA Princeton, NJ Telluride, CO Napa Valley, CA Salem, MA Oahu, HI Milbrook, NY Santa Barbara, CA Long Island, NY Mt. Rainier, WA Puget Sound, WA
Kendra Langeteig writes on architecture and the arts for Mountain Homestyle/Aspen Sojourner magazine as well as working exclusively as a freelance writer. Her rich experience in the arts-as a literary critic, literature professor, amateur painter, and musician-deeply informs her appreciation for architectural forms.
Book News Annotation:
This volume profiles 23 American homes inspired by Asian architecture, from traditional to modern designs. Color photos of interiors and exteriors are integrated. Information on architects, builders, designers, and square footage is given, along with descriptions of the homes and how they join Asian and American traditions, use nature as a key element, or are modular, for example. No index is provided. Langeteig writes about architecture and the arts for lifestyle magazines and literary journals. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The New Asian Home by Kendra Langeteig profiles 23 fascinating and original American homes inspired by the ancient architectural traditions of Asia. Designed by some of today's foremost architects and designers, principles fundamental to the serene aesthetics of classic Asian design - balance, harmony, connection with nature - are reinterpreted for the Western home.
The New Asian Home affirms that we have a desire to transcend our stressfull world by employing Asian desing concepts to make home a peaceful sanctary.
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