The firm’s founder David Stark Wilson cites his experiences in nature as the most profound influence on his architecture. In this volume he has chosen to pair images of his architecture beside the images from nature that inspired his designs. The origins of the firm’s work are also deeply rooted in the vernacular buildings of California and this influence is clearly illustrated in this impressive monograph.
Although progressive, the firm’s designs draw heavily on the local vernacular. Ordering principles borrow from the building’s context and often relate metaphorically to the surrounding natural landscape, connecting the building to its site in a meaningful way. Sustainable and solar features are also a crucial component in the firm’s design objectives and are seamlessly integrated with the architecture.
Publisher: Images Publishing Size: 260mm x 260mm Spine: 25mm Binding: Casebound with jacket ISBN: 978 1 86470 466 2 Pages: 224 Language: English Illustrations: Full Colour
INDEX 006 Preface 008 Foreword 010 Berkeley Countryard House 038 Tahoe Ridge House 062 Stinson Beach House 082 Portland Sequoia House 098 Strathmoor House 118 Napa Ledge House 136 Folger Offices 150 Willits Compound 174 Norfolk House 192 Saratoga Creek House 222 Information