The largest of all seven continents, Asia is home to nearly four billion people, 48 countries and a rich history and culture that celebrates both traditional and modern design influences.  Asian design encompasses many elements, but foremost are the concepts of minimalism, clean lines and the emphasis on tranquility and balance.  The use of soft light, natural surfaces and water are the foundation that connect all aspects of design.  I had the pleasure of spending the last decade traveling back and forth from the US to Asia to photograph luxury eco-hospitality, commercial and public architecture along with modern gastronomy.  Here we see the best immersion of new and old design - where traditional features of Asian design are brought into a modern day environment seamlessly and balanced within their environment.