Paradise by Design (Hardcover)

Tropical Residences and Resorts by Bensley Design Studios

By Bill Bensley, Bill Bensley (Photographer)

Periplus Editions, 9780794604936, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/24/2015)

List Price: 49.95*
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This Asian design book, featuring hundreds of stunning color photographs and insightful commentary, showcases the art, architecture and design of the East.

Eclectic, baroque and sophisticated--such are the characteristics of the lifestyle resorts and extravagant private residences crafted by the renowned Bensley Design Studios in Bangkok and Bali. The 27 resorts and homes featured in Paradise by Design are set amidst resplendent tropical gardens and spread from China to India to Bali.

Focused in Asia Pacific, these buildings are unconventional, sensual and hold a special reverence for the tropical climate. Focusing not only on the architecture of the buildings but also the landscape design, interior design, horticulture and fine arts and crafts found within and without these buildings, Paradise by Design transcends the traditional and details an inclusive look at some of the most stylish and diverse homes and resorts in Asia.

About the Author

Bill Bensley first went to Asia in 1984. He worked at Belt Collins, an American landscape architectural firm, before starting his own studio in Bangkok in 1989. A need to have creative fun has fuelled the creation of his prolific portfolio, which includes over 100 resorts in 26 countries.

Praise For Paradise by Design: Tropical Residences and Resorts by Bensley Design Studios

"The homes and hotels are excellent examples of Bensley Design Studio's integration of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture with the sites' natural surroundings."—Architectural Digest online