Wendell Burnette Architects: Dialogues In Space | 2016
608 pages | 484 photographs | 166 illustrations
Forward by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Introduction by Juhani Pallasmaa
Essay by Robert McCarter
Epilogue by Brian Mackay-Lyons
Photography by Nic Lehoux and others
Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
Dialogues in Space: Process and Ideas in the Work of Wendell Burnette Architects is the first multi-project monograph on this American architect’s selective body of work. The title alludes to the architect’s view that architecture is a constructed conversation between people, things, and time. Six singular projects from the architect’s oeuvre are presented in-depth through the architect’s own words, drawings, and photography.
Also included is a comprehensive essay by the celebrated architectural writer/critic Robert McCarter entitled “Crafting Space: Composition and Construction in the Architecture of Wendell Burnette” that examines the “thinking and making” process behind the built and un-built work across fifteen years of practice. The different typologies of the work explores authentic human experience through provocative spatial constructions – public and private in diverse locales – that attempt to promote an expansive dialogue with our places, our environment, our communities, ourselves, and our time. Through extensive research into the “art of building” – the specificity of place and locally appropriate construction systems, materials, craft, and their infinite capacity to transcend mere construction – the work strives toward an architecture that is at once functional and poetic.
The Landscape Architecture of Paul Sangha | 2015
The Landscape Architecture of Paul Sangha brings landscape to the foreground of daily life – as lifestyle, recreation, aesthetic pleasure – challenging notions of what one can gain from their outdoor surroundings. Sensuous, playful, and provocative, designs by Paul Sangha are meditations on the human relationship with landscape. Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of materials and botanical species as well as a deep understanding of clients’ habits and desires, works by Paul Sangha are robust systems for living.
The book presents twelve residential projects by the award-winning Vancouver-based firm. The featured projects demonstrate the practice’s expertise in orchestrating powerful, unique landscapes with spatial harmony, tactful grade changes, and vibrant plant life. An urban garden for a compact lot gracefully weaves the inside and outside to expand the space of both; a series of programmed terraces creates a staircase gradually descending from the residence to the wilds; and a cantilevered platform is an invitation into the canopy of an old-growth forest.
The Landscape Architecture of Paul Sangha documents the inspiration, process, and poetry of Paul Sangha’s designs. Coupled with text that vividly describes the details and design concepts, photographer Nic Lehoux sensitively captures each project, narrating through image the spellbinding experience of discovering gardens. This book reveals the inner-workings of a dynamic practice built on the notion that man can write himself in the land, and land can write itself in the man.
576 pages | 920 photographs | 100 illustrations
Written by Carolyn Deuschle
Photography by Nic Lehoux
Essay by Byron Hawes
Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
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Listening: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Houses 2009-2015
We all harbor particular memories of houses we’ve encountered, moments and experiences that stay with us well past departure. Finding these nuances demands active listening—not just to the owner or client of the building, but to the site, the culture, the materials, and the house itself. This is exemplified in Listening, a profile of 12 houses designed by renowned architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Ranging from an agrarian property in coastal Rhode Island to a weekend retreat in the Canadian Rocky Mountains to a family home in the Hawaiian Islands, each project is extensively depicted in new color photography, evocative conceptual sketches, presentation drawings, and construction details.
A foreword by AIA Gold Medal winner and founding principal Peter Bohlin, and essays by a select group of the country’s most accomplished architects and writers, accompany this edition.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Daring by Design | 2014
An in-depth study of one of Boston’s treasured cultural landmarks, the pioneering patron behind the collection, and the Pritzker Prize–winning architect who modernized the Gardner Museum’s vision. When Isabella Stewart Gardner opened her exquisitely curated collection to the public in 1903, she could hardly have imagined the more than 250,000 visitors that now annually explore the art and furnishings housed in her historic re-creation of a Venetian palace. Tasked with the first addition to the museum since its founding, Renzo Piano Building Workshop has brought Gardner’s vision into the new millennium. In addition to sumptuous images of the courtyards, gardens, and galleries of the original stone palazzo and rarely seen journal pages and photographs, this beautifully designed volume features architectural renderings and new photographs of the 70,000-square-foot wing. Essays address Gardner’s life, including her friendships with Henry James, James McNeill Whistler, and John Singer Sargent; the museum’s interaction with Renzo Piano Building Workshop; and the new building within the firm’s distinguished museum work as a whole.
Text by Anne Hawley, Robert Campbell and Alexander Wood
Foreword by Barbara Hostetter
Photographed by Nic Lehoux
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States of Architecture in the Twenty-First Century | 2011
Expo 2010 Shanghai was the most ambitious world exposition to date with more than 70 million visitors. It boasted an unprecedented collection of pavilions that represented the ambitions of individual nations as well a collective vision for cities in the new millennium. Together, the buildings constitute a cross section of contemporary trends in architecture, showcasing a full spectrum of cutting edge technology, building materials, and design sensibilities.
This book captures this extraordinary architectural event with the eloquent and probing photography of Nic Lehoux. The thorough documentation includes detailed photographic accounts of the various architectural features and the public spaces and landscapes that bind them into a total and unique environment.
The accompanying essay situates the event in a long standing tradition of world expositions while underscoring the particular geographic, cultural, and political aspects of the Chinese context that shape the Shanghai Expo and its thematic orientation.
384 pages | 335 photographs | 230 illustrations
Text by Rodolphe el-Khoury & Andrew Payne
Photography by Nic Lehoux
Compilation by Oscar Riera Ojeda
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Nic's images have been featured in over 500 books and monthly publications including Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Azure, Architectural Digest and many more.