This house, which I designed and built, sits high on a sand dune at the end of Long Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Taking inspiration from the vernacular architecture of early eighteen-century farmers, I conceived a rambling dwelling
This apartment was bought as a pied-a-terre by a couple who had social and business interests in New York City. Like so many apartments that are not the occupants’ chief residence, the second bedroom had to do triple duty – as a room for the couples’ young children when they…
The Mediterranean climate has pulled me towards mid-California, like filings to a magnet, since I was sixteen years old. Finally I was fortunate enough to find a spot high up in the hills of Santa Barbara where I could make a sanctuary amid my own western Arcadia.
There are certain places to which I return again and again for inspiration. The Criptoporticus, the ancient underground galleries in Rome, and the Caldarium, the hot-water bath at Pompeii, are two such places.
I aim to capture visual attention by challenging the predictable in many different ways. Taking objects out of context and presenting them in unexpected surroundings can cause people to stop mentally in their tracks.
I was a young man in Rome when I fell in love with the idea of theatrical statements. I was on my way to the to top the Capitoline Hill to view Michelangelo’s stately Piazza del Campidoglio–visitors ascend ramped stairs
The concept of being part of a continuum of time is important to me and a recurring theme in my work. Any fragments from the past, especially those that you can touch, connect you to the makers of those pieces, making you aware that we are threads in a great tapestry of time.