Finding the Place of Architecture in the Landscape

Peter Gisolfi

Peter Gisolfi is an architect, landscape architect and educator whose substantial design practice extends over 20 years. Most of his work consists of carefully crafted buildings that relate to a larger setting. A variety of public and private projects completed throughout the United States are featured in this first monograph. The projects in this book are organised thematically as landscapes and buildings, gardens and houses, campuses, townscapes, and transformations. The common thread in these projects are that indoor and outdoor spaces are created in harmony with each other, that buildings are placed to define outdoor spaces, and that natural context and man-made context strongly influence the design. From an understanding and response to these factors comes a timeless and permanent architecture.