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Naked

The Architecture of Guy Peterson

Guy Peterson, Lawrence Scarpa and Alfonso Pérez-Méndez

$40.00

This landmark volume documents the stunning work of Guy Peterson, who has spent his life pursuing and developing a rich architectural vision carefully tuned to the demands and opportunities afforded by the unique features of Florida and his design-by-removal process that has produced some of America's greatest coastal architecture. The landscape of Florida and its subtropical climate presents any architect with many challenges to overcome while maintaining its rich building traditions.

Specifications

SKU:
90399
Size: 
9"x 9" Square
Pages: 
208
Binding: 
Casebound
Publication date: 
April 1, 2015
ISBN: 
978-1-941806-55-5
Weight: 
2.025kg/4.5lb
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

This landmark volume documents the stunning work of Guy Peterson, who has spent his life pursuing and developing a rich architectural vision carefully tuned to the demands and opportunities afforded by the unique features of Florida and his design-by-removal process that has produced some of America's greatest coastal architecture. The landscape of Florida and its subtropical climate presents any architect with many challenges to overcome while maintaining its rich building traditions.

Guy Peterson, by his own example, has recaptured and redirected efforts towards an authentic Florida architecture. This book details the unique process by which Guy Peterson begins with the basics of climate, program, volume, and proportion and creates buildings of simplicity and power. The architecture showcased here is made from simple materials carefully employed to accommodate function, sculpt space, and capture light. Architecture that proves again and again that simplicity is the most powerful generator of architectural form. His is a naked architecture.

About the author: 

Guy Peterson, FAIA, is a lifelong Florida resident. A modernist in his approach, the language of his architecture is honest and simplistic. His work is poetic, human, evokes emotion, and comes from the heart. He is the President and Principal Architect of Guy Peterson, Office for Architecture. He holds both a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Florida.

Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, has garnered international acclaim for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways. He is also considered a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainable design.

Alfonso Perez-Mendez is an Architect and Professor at the University of Florida. He practiced in Barcelona in 1980, and in New York since 1989 as a Senior Associate with Richard Meier, for whom he was the project architect for the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. He has written books on post second world war architecture such as “Craig Ellwood, in the Spirit of the Time” and “The Houses of El Pedregal".