North Clarendon, VT (PRWEB) October 11, 2013
Released October 8th on Tuttle Publishing, “The Sustainable Asian House” features photos by award-winning photographer Masano Kawana. The fascinating book is written by Indesign magazine’s editor, Dr. Paul McGillick. Featuring 27 Asian homes that are both aesthetically innovative and traditional in craftsmanship, the book celebrates the new architectural vocabulary of environmental, social, and cultural sustainability now emerging in Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Dr. Paul McGillick is editor of quarterly architecture and design magazine, Indesign, and cross-cultural residential architecture magazine, Habitus. Specializing in architecture, art, and design, he has published numerous articles and essays as well as several books, including “25 Tropical Houses in Singapore and Malaysia,” and “Concrete, Steel, Glass.”
Based in Singapore, award-winning photographer Masano Kawana is one of the most exciting interior and landscape photographers at work in Asia today. Masano Kawana was the photographer for “Southeast Asia’s Best Recipes” and won the James Beard Award for "Best Photography in a Cooking Book" in 2004. The images presented by Kawana in “The Sustainable Asian House” are in line with the stunning array of work he is known for in the photography world.
The houses in “The Sustainable Asian House” are an exciting representation of the region's reinterpretation of tropical architecture and its growing interest in traditional materials and craftsmanship. The book explores a new architectural emphasis on fresh air, natural light, and spatial variety and how designers are considering issues such as orientation to the sun and prevailing winds to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint.
About Tuttle Publishing
Established in 1948 by Charles Egbert Tuttle Jr. in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, Tuttle Publishing is the premier publisher of English language books on Asian culture. Today, Tuttle maintains an active offering of books on a wide range of topics, including Asian culture, Asian literature, Asian architecture, Eastern spirituality, gardening, cooking, martial arts, crafts, travel, health and wellness, and fine art for a worldwide audience.