Inside 25 Of Asia's Most Beautiful Contemporary Homes
- AN House, in Jakarta, IndonesiaAN House, in Jakarta, Indonesia
- 2+2 House, in Sydney, Australia2+2 House, in Sydney, Australia
- Saigon House, in Ho Chi Minh CitySaigon House, in Ho Chi Minh City
- 17 Blair Road, in Singapore17 Blair Road, in Singapore
- ARC House, in Brisbane, AustraliaARC House, in Brisbane, Australia
- Chameleon House, in Bali, IndonesiaChameleon House, in Bali, Indonesia
- Courtyard House, in Changhua, TaiwanCourtyard House, in Changhua, Taiwan
- House by the Lake, in Colombo, Sri LankaHouse by the Lake, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Marble House, in Bangkok, ThailandMarble House, in Bangkok, Thailand
- Paranaque House, in Manila, PhilippinesParanaque House, in Manila, Philippines
- Shadow House, in Alibag, IndiaShadow House, in Alibag, India
- Riparian House, in Karjat, IndiaRiparian House, in Karjat, India
- Suryamzhu, in Petaling Jaya, MalaysiaSuryamzhu, in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Residence Rabbits, in Bangkok, ThailandResidence Rabbits, in Bangkok, Thailand
- Cornwall Gardens, in SingaporeCornwall Gardens, in Singapore
Design editor Charmaine Chan's newest book, Courtyard Living, delves into the inspiration and architecture behind some of the region's most compelling living spaces—all of which are built around courtyards.
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.