Category Architecture / History / General

IN SEARCH OF BAWA: Master Architect of Sri Lanka

June 29, 2016 Architecture / History / GeneralTravel

by David Robson | photography by Sebastian Posingis

ISBN 9789810999728
234 x 210mm
Hardback; 144 pages
Pub Date: August 2016
BIC: WTL, AMV, AMX

This book answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. A sizeable introduction to Bawa’s world, life, education and work is reviewed by eminent Bawa scholar, David Robson. This precedes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scattered throughout Sri Lanka. Many are considered “pilgrimage sites” by up-and-coming architects ... ...

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The Singapore House & Residential Life 1819 – 1939

May 24, 2016 All BooksArchitecture / History / General

by Norman Edwards
ISBN 9789810967307
280 x 195mm
Hardback with Jacket; 208 pages
Pub Date: September 2016
BIC: AMX, AMC

The Singapore House is not just a building; it is a cultural phenomenon. Culture means ordinary everyday values‹attitudes, beliefs, ideas and heritage. These apply to the cultural landscape of which the house forms a part and is particularly applicable to a fast-growing metropolis like Singapore that has changed immeasurably in recent years.
This newly presented edition of The Singapore House & Residential Life 1819­–1939 addresses the houses unique nature in the context of its colonial past. Architecture, the house plan, landscape, societal norms, recreation and more are presented in a book where the past resonates on every page ... ...

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New Thai Style

December 29, 2015 Architecture / History / GeneralAsian Culture & HistoryTravel

Photography by Michael Freeman | text by Kim Inglis
ISBN 9781780678337
280 x 260 mm
Hardback with Jacket; 192 pages
Pub Date: March 2016
BIC: WTL, WTH, AMV
A Talisman Book for Laurence King

Thai Style is known the world over for its graceful pavilion-style architecture, its elegant interior design approaches, and its ability to combine cultural traditions with craftsmanship. What is not so well known is how these forms have been updated in the last decade or so ... ...

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa

September 16, 2015 Architecture / History / GeneralTravel

by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
ISBN 9789810963828
280 x 240 mm
Paperback, 40 pages
Pub Date: September 2015
BIC: WTL, WTM, AMX

Housed in three interlinking Classical-style buildings in honey-toned Bath stone, The Gainsborough Bath Spa from YTL Hotels is an exciting addition to this UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city within the pages of this book, learn about its history and experience its cultural attractions, then retire in style to the city’s newest five-star hotel. Here, the lodgings are luxurious, the food and beverage outlets are super-styled and the service is second to none... ...

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The Classic Collection ~ Heritage Hotels & Luxury Lodgings from East and West

September 15, 2015 Architecture / History / GeneralTravel

by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
ISBN 9789810784416
280 x 240 mm
Hardback with Jacket; 160 pages
Pub Date: September 2015
BIC: WTL, WTM, AMX

World-renowned YTL Hotels’ classic collection of hotels and lodgings exemplifies the very best of bespoke hospitality from Europe to Southeast Asia and China. Its unique sense of place and historical significance celebrates the essence of style. This book seeks to showcase the company’s commitment to its heritage properties in a meaningful and creative manner. Explore the streets of two UNESCO World Heritage sites — Malaysia’s historic Malacca (Melaka) and ... ...

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