The Architecture of Point William
Shim-Sutcliffe's masterful work at Point William intertwines landscape and architecture with ancient rock and water reshaping and reimagining a site on the Canadian Shield over two decades. Found conditions and new buildings are interwoven and choreographed to create a rich spatial experience moving between inside and out. Kenneth Frampton provides an insightful introduction with selected images and his own sketches framing a way of seeing Point William for the reader. Michael Webb's provocative interview with Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe describes their evolving vision for Point William and their two-decade journey towards its realization. Acclaimed photographers Ed Burtynsky, James Dow and Scott Norsworthy contribute through their powerful images capturing the spirit of Point William thorough the seasons and over time.
- Publisher: Oro Editions
- Publish Date: Feb 16th, 2021
- Pages: 239
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 12.30in - 10.30in - 1.10in - 4.15lb
- EAN: 9781943532544
- Categories: • Individual Architects & Firms - Monographs• Landscape• Regional
About the Author
Sutcliffe, Shim: - Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe established their design practice Shim-Sutcliffe enabling them to intertwine light, water and landscape in exploratory and innovative ways. Shim-Sutcliffe's built work addresses the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape, furniture and fittings.
Webb, Michael: - "Michael Webb is a Los Angeles based writer who has authored more than twenty books on architecture and design - including 2017 Building Community: new Apartment Architecture - while contributing essays to many more. He is also a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States and Europe. Growing up in London, he was an editor at the Times and Country Life before moving the to the US. He was awarded an honorary membership in the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was made Chevalier de L'Order des Arts et des Lettres for his service to French culture."
Praise for this book
Winners of the 2021 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Gold Medal