'Architecture Rising' shown below in plan and elevation represents a conceptual bridge between landscape and architecture. This creation shows a large exterior landscaped water fountain with benches and seating areas fully integrated into the forms and plantings of the fountain, suggesting exterior 'rooms'. Elements of the fountain and planting surround and project over these spaces. The inference is that the greenery, fountains and pools that are an integral part of nature, should be retained as a significant feature of our architecture. My subsequent architectural work encloses the rooms for protection from the weather but retains this same sort of linkage to the plants, waterfalls, and pools that make nature serene and beautiful.
All images are copyright 2008 by Ames Guyton. All rights reserved.
is a licensed architect in the state of Florida (AR0008309). He is registered
with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
He has a Master's Degree from Columbia University, and has over thirty
years experience as an architect, having worked for some of America's
most distinguished firms, including Marcel Breuer, one of the founders
of modern architecture. He has toured Europe many times and has spent
six months in the Orient. He has photographed many of Frank Lloyd
Wright's buildings as well.
Address: 1015 Marvone Lane, Jacksonville, Florida, 32266
Telephone: (904) 249-5018
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This page last updated on March 14, 2008