Luxury resorts on stilts, a bar that looks like a UFO on the streets of Bangkok, and an underground museum. What do these places have in common? They are establishing trends in architecture and design. Asian Design Destinations is an experience for the senses, transporting readers to some of the most fascinating places in Asia and the Far East. Is it art? Architecture? A style? Will it leave a permanent mark on our time? No one can say for sure today, but one thing is clear already. It is all of that: electrifying, zany, exciting, bold, fairy-tale dreamy - grandiose. These are places that visibly testify to the tremendous power of the symbiosis between nature and human genius. Architects, designers and artists from all over the world combine the increasing demands and standards of a booming Asia with innovative materials and original ideas to create fascinating objects.