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Asian Influenced Architecture & Design (Hardcover)

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The influence of traditional Asian design is far-reaching. Small or large, more and more homes in the United States display an Asian harmony and modernism. From the use of nature`s color to the integration of the interior world with nature, Asian architecture and design provide templates for new ways of inhabiting the spaces we create. Asian Influence on Architecture and Design showcases many architects and designers and their dynamic Asian designs. In many photographs, they show how to combine Western design motifs with Eastern traditional elements, such as the Japanese sliding screens. Using specific Asian materials, such as cypress, silk, and stone, they teach us how to create harmonious balance between indoor and outdoor areas. Architect Barney Maier addresses Asian design traditions, and designer Charlene Keogh looks at the influence of the Asian aesthetic on our Western culture.

Asian Influence on Architecture and Design will help the builder and the homeowner generate ideas for building and designing a home that has a natural and simple minimalist look. Through reviewing the works of these architects and designers, you too can add a sense of serenity and tranquility to your space.

Ashley Rooney has written many architectural books, including Waterfront Homes: from Castles to Cottages (2003);Garden Ornaments: Pots Pergolas, Pedestals and More (2003);Old Barns-New Homes: Showcase of Architectural Conversions (2004);Spectacular Small Kitchens; Design Ideas for Urban Spaces (2005);Retreats to Retirement; Dreams to Reality (2005); Cliffhangers & Hillside Houses (2006);Shingle Style Houses: Past and present (2007); Walls, Fences, and Gates (2007), Green Homes (2008), and houses: Architecture at the Water`s Edge (2009). She has also written Lexingion to Concord, Road to Independence (2007), Cambridge Now and then (2008), and Boston past and Present (2008), and Table Decor: Festive Occasions, Weddings, and Other Events (2006);Berkshire Ghosts, Legends & Lore (2009). And Haunted London Ghosts, Legends & Lore for Schiffer Publishing;and one lone novel. It's Hard to say No.

the author comments: "With each book, I leam more about how to build a beautiful, affordable, and sustainable house with soul. When I wrote Green Homes (2008). I learned how to help the environment and save money at the same time. I also noticed many intriguing Asian designs. which triggered this book."

Cliffhangers and Hillside Homes: Views from the Treetops. E. Ashley Rooney. Presents over 50 stunning billside homes located across the United States, from Alaska to Cape Cod. Over450 color photographs highlight unique design details. 30 notable architects and designers describe their work, its challenges, and rewards.

Old Barns - New Homes: A Showcase of Architectural Conversions. E. Ashley Rooney. Presents 30 barn conversion projects by creative architects, developers, and homeowners who have capitalized on the flexible, timber-framed space offered by barns. Over 300 striking photographs provide fresh design ideas for the conversion of barns into residences, office space, retail establishments, nonprofit centers, and a non-denominational chapel. A design treasure for architects, builders, contractors and homeowners who can imagine beautifully designed living spaces from agricultural buildings and who prefer to keep historic landmarks part of the community.


Publisher Schiffer Pub Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780764333835
SKU 213456428
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0764333836
Release Date 3/31/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0176
Publisher Schiffer Publishing
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