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Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines

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Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. and then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of its own.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

A top pick for any interior design collection focusing on modern innovations

The Philippines houses some of Southeast Asia's most creative architects and interior designers - and TROPICAL LIVING profiles over 30 modern creations, making for a fine pick for any college-level library strong in interior design and world architecture. Color photos of a range of Filipino homes - some 400 of them - accompany descriptions and insights from some of the country's leading architects. A top pick for any interior design collection focusing on modern innovations.

I bought two copies!

Good book if you want to look at good designs for Philippine houses. This is actually my second copy. A must have book.

Highly Recommended!

If you are into tropical architecture, this sure is the book for you! Not much text which makes it of "worth" + great photography! Before planning a house, this sure is a must-have! Houses featured here has its owne individuality and character! Dont miss it!...

A designing must

This is a beautifully photographed and well-organized showcase of wonderful Philippine homes. The range of houses covered is amazing and you're sure to get inspiration from one of the many fine examples of East meets West design as well as the seamless blend of Spanish, Malay, and Western heritage that the Philippines has. The homes are fabulous and even if you aren't thinking of redecorating, you will be after you finish it. One of the things that I particularly like about this is that unlike many books on Asian homes which focus only on either architectural design OR the interiors, this one gives a good balance of both. I just wish that the book had more pages.

Philippine Dream Homes

This was truly a feast for my senses. The Filipino elite is a highly sophisticated, well travelled, cosmopolitan, tropical, and casually elegant group who have developed a blended taste and style of their own. This book could be renamed "Tropical Dream Homes of the Philippines Rich and Famous". What is truly visible in this book is the rich diversity and fusion of the different cultures - Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian, Malaysian, and American - creating a Philippine cosmo-Asian blend. I highly recommend this book.
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