This is a mood book, concise in its information and lavish in its photography. It celebrates the sensual qualities and vivid beauty that add up to the tropical architecture of one of the culturally richest regions of the world. In the current literature on architecture, this book is one of the very few that documents the splendid range of elegantly conceived buildings and remarkable interiors in Southeast Asia. You will find gathered together some of the most charming works by talented architects and designers. Inspiration is drawn from a reverence for the land and climate - in the advent of an architecture that is eloquent with the spirit of the place and congenial to the aspirations of traditional values. In this unique collection, we celebrate tropical living, where the rich possibilities offered by the enchanting surroundings have been exploited with poetry and a lively sense of tradition. These exemplary works range from modestly budgeted private residences to some of the most exclusive resorts in the world.