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Southeast Asia and Oceania are global epicenters of economic growth, and Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines in particular have each enjoyed building booms that include modern houses designed by some of the world's most talented architects. And though these countries feature rich variations in culture, language, and in some cases climate, their contemporary residential architectures share many similar characteristics. Sometimes these are crisp residential designs rendered in the most modern forms, while in other cases architects draw on local cultural or vernacular building materials, such as stone or wood, to create houses that, while still undeniably modern, are very much of their place. But the most ambitious and innovative of these projects all maintain a strong design sensibility that transcends geographic borders. Pacific Modern is a spectacularly illustrated tour of the most exciting examples of residential architecture in these regions. Among the architects whose work is presented are Glenn Murcutt, Sean Godsell, Burley Katon Halliday, Engelen Moore, Kerry Hill, and Fearon Hay.

Book News Annotation:

Featuring vibrant, full-page color photographs, this volume takes readers on a tour of 25 homes that exemplify the Pacific Modern style of architecture. Design editor and writer Barreneche provides an overview of the style--which is characterized by porous boundaries between indoors and outdoors--in the introduction. The houses profiled all share an inventive use of traditional and contemporary building materials and offer extraordinary views of the surrounding landscape. Oversize: 9x9".
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Featuring vibrant, full-page color photographs, this volume takes readers on a tour of 25 homes that exemplify the Pacific Modern style of architecture. Design editor and writer Barreneche provides an overview of the style--which is characterized by porous boundaries between indoors and outdoors--in the introduction. The houses profiled all share an inventive use of traditional and contemporary building materials and offer extraordinary views of the surrounding landscape. Oversize: 9x9". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Raul A. Barreneche has worked at Architecture magazine as executive editor and is the author of Rizzoli's Tropical Modern and co-author of Universe's House: American Houses for a New Century. He is a contributing editor to Metropolitan Home, Architectural Record, and Travel + Leisure and also has written for House Beautiful, Dwell, Interior Design, and the New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847827657
Author:
Barreneche, Raul A.
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
History
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic - Pacific Area
Subject:
Architecture - Pacific Area - History -
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
240 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.30x9.14x1.02 in. 2.49 lbs.

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