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A TRADITION OF SERENITY: THE TROPICAL HOUSES OF ONG-ARD SATRABHANDHU. Ed. by Purisa Nimmanahaeminda. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2015. 224 pp. with 129 ills. (122 col.). 33 x 26 cm. LC 2014-954064 ISBN 9780847844876 In English.
Publisher's description: This beautifully photographed volume 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. This presentation of Ong-Ard's most striking architectural works was photographed by the master photographer Francois Halard especially for this book. Featured here are his inviting homes, resorts, and hotels, each a serene oasis whether in the countryside or the city.
Artist(s):Satrabhandhu, Ong-ard
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Thailand (Siam) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 164073
Hardcover $75.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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