Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu，這位擅長古建築建築元素融入現代風格，以「發現」古老之美取代「發明」現代風格的泰國建築師，作品有濃濃泰國北部的元素，再融入大量混凝土建材、挑高室內空間，創造出簡約與自然並存的建物。本書不僅是他住宅、度假村和酒店等設計作品專輯，更邀請知名建物攝影大師François Halard前來拍攝，透過大師的鏡頭，更細膩看見這位泰國設計師的細節，壯觀而寬敞，突出自然靈感的建築空間，在歷史與現代之間取得平衡，對於喜歡充滿北泰式風格者，提供前往度假享樂的資訊；針對專業設計者，藉由設計，得以一窺充滿異國風情的內飾、設計和架構。
This beautifully photographed volume showcases the Thai houses by the internationally renowned architect. Considered the Axel Vervoordt of Asia for his masterful use of ancient architectural elements and age-old materials, Ong-Ard Satrabhandhu is an architect whose unique style reflects its northern Thai or Lanna roots while keeping a firm footing in contemporary style. Lanna architecture is characterized by the concept of simplicity, nature, and focusing on "discovery, not invention." In a meaningful and informed manner, Ong-Ard Architects preserves then adds to this classic style s simplicity with such contemporary touches as concrete floors and high, airy ceilings creating a sophisticated juxtaposition between past and present.This presentation of Ong-Ard s most striking architectural works was photographed by the master photographer François Halard especially for this book. Featured here are his inviting homes, resorts, and hotels, each a serene oasis whether in the countryside or the city. The interiors grand yet spacious gestures that highlight nature-inspired architectural spaces will inspire both casual readers and interior design aficionados alike.Striking a balance between the historic and contemporary, this volume encapsulates Thailand s vast world influence and Ong-Ard s keen design insight. It will be a treasured read for a worldwide audience interested in interiors, design, and architecture.