This comprehensive interior design book showcases the best in Balinese architecture with over 280 photographs and insightful commentary.
Bali Living showcases 21 cutting-edge tropical designs from a creative new generation of architects and interior designers working in Bali. Their work is changing the face of contemporary design worldwide—part of Bali's "new wave" tropical architecture which has spread across Asia and further afield to Japan, Europe and the Americas.
Most of these projects are exclusive private residences, but a few are public spaces including a spectacular cliff-side wedding chapel, a stunning beach club and a poolside restaurant. Each property has been included because of its creativity and contribution to the ongoing international conversation on tropical design. All of these homes are innovative examples of what may be called the "creative essence" of Balinese living.
About the Author: Gianni Francione is an Italian architect who has lived in Asia for over 30 years. Inspired by a passion for the vernacular artistic traditions of Indonesia, he has designed countless homes across Southeast Asia. Known for his flowing organic style, Francione is a pioneer of designs combining tropical materials and elements with a contemporary vision of space. His previous books Bali Houses and Bali Modern have both been best-sellers.
Kim Inglis is a British writer based in Singapore. She has written and edited scores of best-selling books on Asian architecture and interior design including Tropical Asian Style, which she co-wrote. Her recent books include The Indian Spa, Asian Bar and Restaurant Design, Asian Style Hotels and Bali by Design.
Photographer Masano Kawana is a renowned food and lifestyle photographer with a distinctive modernist touch. His publications include Asian Bar and Restaurant Design, New Asian Style and many cookbooks, including Shunju (winner of a James Beard Award for cookbook photography), Tropical Asian Cooking, Everyday Chinese Cookbook and Everyday Thai Cooking.