Inside 15 Of Asia's Most Beautiful Contemporary Homes
In the hustle and bustle of big-city living, private outdoor space—a quiet retreat of one's own, complete with fresh air and greenery—can sometimes feel like the ultimate luxury. In her new book, Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific, out September 19, design editor Charmaine Chan explores 25 unique homes across Asia and Oceania—including properties in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka—that are contemporary embodiments of the thousands-years-old pursuit of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
In five chapters—sectioned into privacy, multi-generational living, sightlines, light and ventilation, and living with nature—Chan highlights clever and inspirational design features in detailed photographs and architectural drawings. Here are 15 of our favourite from the collection.
1/15AN House, Jakarta, Indonesia
2/152+2 House, Sydney, Australia
3/15Saigon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4/1517 Blair Road, Singapore
5/15ARC House, Brisbane, Australia
6/15Chameleon House, Bali, Indonesia
7/15Courtyard House, Changhua, Taiwan
8/15House by the Lake, Colombo, Sri Lanka
9/15Marble House, Bangkok, Thailand
10/15Paranaque House, Manila, Philippines
11/15Shadow House, Alibag, India
12/15Riparian House, Karjat, India
13/15Suryamzhu, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
14/15Residence Rabbits, Bangkok, Thailand
15/15Cornwall Gardens, Singapore
Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific by Charmaine Chan is out September 19 and available on amazon.com.