Peter Gisolfi Associates: Finding the Place of Architecture in the Landscape

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Images Publishing, 2008 - Architecture - 292 pages
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Peter Gisolfi is an architect, landscape architect, and teacher whose built work reconciles the influences of context and program. His concern for the relationship of architecture to its setting translates into graceful connections between buildings and landscapes.
Mr. Gisolfi asserts that the most successful architecture relates clearly and unabashedly to setting-to landscape. This is a different approach to architecture and landscape architecture in its focus on spatial types instead of building types. This book examines 40 of his firm's projects, large and small, with site plans, building plans, renderings, and photographs.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Vincent J Scully
7
Understanding the Setting by Peter Gisolfi
8
TOWNSCAPE
12
Dobbs Ferry Public Library
16
Bronxville Elementary School and Bronxville Public Library
24
Underbill Park
36
Rye Free Reading Room
40
Chappaqua Commons and Eagle Ridge Competition
44
GARDENS AND HOUSES
154
Raebeck Residence
156
Weinroth Residence
160
Horowitz Residence
168
Flower Residence
176
Riverview Manor Residence
180
Twin Ponds Residence
186
Meyers Residence
190

Peekskill Middle School
50
Conclusion
55
CAMPUS
56
Fox Lane Middle School
60
Center for Jewish Life Westchester Reform Temple
66
The Masters School
70
Pembroke Hill School Wornall Campus
74
Pembroke Hill School Ward Parkway Campus
80
Hackley School
88
Irvington Middle SchoolHigh School Community Campus
94
College of Mount Saint Vincent
108
John Burroughs School
112
Conclusion
117
LANDSCAPES AND BUILDINGS
119
Bronx River Parkway
120
Guadalupe Center
124
Lenoir Preserve and Education Center
134
NewingtonCropsey Art Center
138
Queens Botanical Garden
144
The Center at Maple Grove
148
Conclusion
153
Conclusion
195
TRANSFORMATION
196
Timothy Dwight College Yale University
198
White Hall Cornell University
214
Barnard Hall and Milbank Hall Barnard College
222
Beaver Brook Academic Center Ethel Walker School
226
Agnes Irwin School
230
Scarsdale High School
240
The Castle at Tarrytown
248
Whitby Castle
260
Conclusion
267
Final Thoughts
268
Firm Profile
269
Chronology of Projects
273
Project Credits
277
Fngineers and Consultants 284 Awards
283
Bibliography
285
Photography and Illustration Credits
291
Acknowledgments
292
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About the author (2008)

Peter Gisolfi founded the firm of Peter Gisolfi Associates, architects, landscape architects, and interior architects. He is also Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture at The City University of New York.

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