Traditional Asian design is having an impact upon the way ever increasing numbers of Western people choose to build and furnish their homes to create stunning spaces. Over 340 striking color photos reveal the many new ways to combine Asian harmony with modernism. Top designers and architects use dynamic Asian designs and materials, including cypress, silk, and stone. In the engaging text, architect Barney Maier and designer Charlene Keogh discuss Asian design traditions for Western culture. For building, renovating, and landscaping in the Asian style, this useful reference will assist builders and homeowners to build homes that have a natural, simple, minimalist look. To add a sense of serenity and tranquility to your home and your life, this book is for you.