Penataran Temple – A Relic of Majapahit Kingdom

Penataran Temple – A Relic of Majapahit Kingdom

The largest and most important Hindu temple complex in East Java Just 10 Kilometers north of Blitar (East Java) on the lower slopes of Mt. Kelud, the temple is said to be dedicated to the Siva and has been used for at least three hundred years, from the 12th to 15th centuries. Most of the […]

Five Architectural Awes of Asia

Five Architectural Awes of Asia

Asia is home to a rich tapestry of history and culture culminating in some of the world’s most inspirational architecture and construction. When spirituality and creativity combine, it can be the perfect recipe for the building of structures of wonder, surviving across many centuries and ultimately providing us with a glorious peek into the way […]

A TRADITION OF SERENITY: The Tropical Houses of Ong-ard Satrabhandhu

A TRADITION OF SERENITY: The Tropical Houses of Ong-ard Satrabhandhu

Written by Rachamankha Hotel’s architect-owner, Ong-ard Satrabhandhu on his Asian Residences, the book is published by Rizzoli New York with photography by François Halard. 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 his Lanna (northern Thai) roots […]