Tropical Modernism is a beautiful, lavishly illustrated book detailing the modernist influence on residential architecture and gardens in the tropics. Over thirty projects from Fiji to San Juan, from Brazil to India are presented in full color, complete with floor plans and landscape designs. Residential architecture has seen a strong return to the modernist vernacular world wide and no more so than in the tropics. Here expansive, open floor plans, vast walls of glass and the use of indigenous materials associated with the modern house seems so perfectly suited to the casual lifestyle found in the tropical regions.
The book presents the modernist houses of well known and emerging architects working in over twenty countries. It also shows the context in which these houses are built and shows the landscapes in which these houses are placed.
This is the first book to look at the modernist influences on residential architecture in the tropics. Equally important, it is the first to look at the modern gardens associated with these houses.
By: James G. Trulove