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.
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.
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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FIND MORE OUTDOOR LIVING INSPIRATION IN OUR SUMMER ISSUE
The Summer Issue edition of ELLE DECORATION South Africa is on shelves now at your nearest magazine retailer. Featuring festive eats, cooling cocktails and all your must-have outdoor décor ideas, it’s your breezy summer respite. Pick up your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #SummerIssue #DECOselfie