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A Tradition of Serenity; The Tropical Houses of Ong-ard Satrabhandhu

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Product Description

This beautifully photographed book showcases the Thai houses by the internationally renowned 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 northern 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, not 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.Original photography by François Halard was prepared 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. 

The Author

Architect and hotelier, Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu 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.