Author(s): Gianni Francione
This comprehensive interior design book showcases the best in Balinese architecture with over 280 photographs and insightful commentary. From the author of the bestselling Bali Houses comes an inspirational new look at Balinese modern architecture and design. Bali Living is a unique selection of 21 cutting-edge private homes, rental properties, restaurant and wedding facilities, a sports complex and villas. Traditional Balinese compound architecture is evident throughout, but most of the buildings included are contemporary structures that reinterpret old forms and materials in new and exciting ways. Glass and metal have replaced alang-alang and bamboo, but in some cases the old materials are referenced and used in new ways. The interiors are highlighted with a great selection of furniture, artwork, sculpture, paintings and more from local Balinese designers and shops. A dreamer's book come true, Bali Living is an inspiration for anyone interested in home design and architecture.
Gianni Francione is an Italian architect who has lived in Asia for over 30 years. Inspired by a passion for the vernacular artistic traditions of Indonesia, he has designed countless homes across Southeast Asia. Known for his flowing organic style, Francione is a pioneer of designs combining tropical materials and elements with a contemporary vision of space. His previous books Bali Houses and Bali Modern have both been best-sellers. Kim Inglis is a British writer based in Singapore. She has written and edited scores of best-selling books on Asian architecture and interior design including Tropical Asian Style, which she co-wrote. Her recent books include The Indian Spa, Asian Bar and Restaurant Design, Asian Style Hotels and Bali by Design. Photographer Masano Kawana is a renowned food and lifestyle photographer with a distinctive modernist touch. His publications include Asian Bar and Restaurant Design, New Asian Style and many cookbooks, including Shunju (winner of a James Beard Award for cookbook photography), Tropical Asian Cooking, Everyday Chinese Cookbook and Everyday Thai Cooking.