Must-Reads: SurfaceDesign

surfacedesign material landscapesSURFACEDESIGN: MATERIAL LANDSCAPES By James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie, Geoff di Girolamo. Introduction by Anita Berrizbeitia | The Monacelli Press 

SurfaceDesign: Material Landscapes, the first monograph from San Francisco-based landscape architecture and urban design firm Surfacedesign, explores the design philosophy of the three firm partners: James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie and Geoff di Girolamo. They are committed to solutions that emerge from the site itself, challenging conventional approaches to landscape.

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The work is informed by the vast openness and frontier spirit of the West, expressed in rugged materials and sustainable planting. This book cultivates a sense of connection to the built and natural world, pushing readers to engage with the landscape in new ways.

SurfaceDesign: Material Landscapes, is set to be published October 22.

Be sure to check out ASPIRE’s other fall book recommendations, like The New Architecture of Wine, by Heather Sandy Hebert.

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