As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New Yorks Fire Island. Growing up on the beaches of Florida, Gifford forged a deep connection with coastal landscapes.
Engines of industry, expressions of ego or will, tall towers are nonetheless, when they pierce the shared skies, intensely public. This volume offers a comprehensive vision of an ecological future, in which towers, perhaps supertalls, would necessarily play a crucial role.
Presents 40 of the completed landscape designs by the widely recognized firm Reed Hilderbrand. This title describes Reed Hilderbrands sensibilities and working methods, examining a range of public and private commissions including institutional campuses in urban and rural settings, residences and civic infrastructure projects.
What if you could step inside a crystal goblet? What if your environment transformed with every step? What if a restaurant could vanish at a moment's notice? What if your ultimate escapist fantasy was real? What If? This book presents an array of explorations of the intersection between architecture and theater.