The Architecture of Point William

Michael Shim-Sutcliffe (Author) Webb (Author)
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Point William is a place in Ontario Canada that has been occupied by First Nations for thousands of years. It is land that is part of the ancient pre-Cambrian shield scraped clean by the last ice age and adjacent to the shimmering waters of Lake Muskoka. 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 realisation.

Acclaimed photographers Ed Burtynsky, James Dow and Scott Norsworthy contribute through their powerful images capturing the spirit of Point William through the seasons and over time.

Product Details

£39.95  £37.15
Oro Editions
Publish Date
8 February 2021

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