Living Under the Sun by Gestalten

Planchonella House in Cairns, Australia. Designed by Jessie Bennett, photographed by Sean Fenessy. Copyright Gestalten 2015

The tropics are not only an address, but also a way of life. DECO discovered Living Under The Sun – a book published by Gestalten that showcases the very best modern tropical interiors and architecture, merging local design tradition with bold innovation.

Top to bottom: Casa Meztitla in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Designed by EDAA, photographed by Yoshihiro Koitani.; Delta House in São Paulo, Brazil. Designed by Bernardes Arquitetura, photographed by Leonardo Finotti. House in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Designed by A-cero, photographed by Francisco Manosalvas; House in Ubatuba in São Paulo, Brazil Designed by SPBR, photographed by Nelson Kon. All images Copyright Gestalten 2015
Top to bottom: Casa Meztitla in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Designed by EDAA, photographed by Yoshihiro Koitani.; Delta House in São Paulo, Brazil. Designed by Bernardes Arquitetura, photographed by Leonardo Finotti. House in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Designed by A-cero, photographed by Francisco Manosalvas; House in Ubatuba in São Paulo, Brazil Designed by SPBR, photographed by Nelson Kon. All images Copyright Gestalten 2015

More than anywhere on Earth, the tropics demand an architecture that can bridge the gap between what is outside – sea, sand, sky, and sun – and what lies within.

Showcasing family homes, villas, artists’ studios, beach shacks and urban retreats, Living Under the Sun takes you on a tropical whirlwind tour through Asia, Latin America, USA and Australia. From interior gardens to outdoor rooms, houses in the tropics have endless possibilities available in embracing their surrounds and climates.

Paraty House in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by Studio MK27, Marcio Kogan, photographed by Nelson Kon ;Garden Folly in Bagalore, India Designed by CollectiveProject, photographed by Tina Nandi Stephens; Tepoztlán Lounge in Morelos, Mexico Designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales, photographed by Sandra Pereznieto; Residência R.R.in Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil Designed by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, photographed by Nelson Kon. All Images Copyright Gestalten 2015
Paraty House in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by Studio MK27, Marcio Kogan, photographed by Nelson Kon ;Garden Folly in Bagalore, India Designed by CollectiveProject, photographed by Tina Nandi Stephens; Tepoztlán Lounge in Morelos, Mexico Designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales, photographed by Sandra Pereznieto; Residência R.R.in Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil Designed by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, photographed by Nelson Kon. All Images Copyright Gestalten 2015

Embracing outdoor surroundings as much as indoor possibilities, tropical houses have become a source of new impulses for architecture, interiors, and furniture design worldwide

A visually vibrant book,  Living Under the Sun  informs on the various techniques, materials and characteristics of these hugely different tropical abodes such as uses of timber, natural stone tiles, indoor vegetation.  Escape to the tropics with DECO in our Summer Issue and discover a huge variety of architecture, materials and building techniques that have adapted  to a life under the sun. Or buy your own copy and start creating your own piece of paradise.

Paradise is yours to create

Living Under the Sun published by Gestalten.
Editors: Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Sofia Borges and Michelle Galindo


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