This second collection by Charles R. Stinson Architects is a fascinating departure from genre celebrating Stinson's work in an unexpected and extraordinary light. Along with stunning visuals showcasing his signature vision of architecture in harmony with nature Connections explores the intuitive highly collaborative process of his art. In addition it delivers a rare perspective: the intimate stories of people behind the homes he designs.
Sharing vivid recollections and private insights with feeling generosity and wisdom Stinson's clients reveal the personal spirit of each dwelling and the remarkable journeys that delivered these dreams. Satisfying the visual appetite brilliant photography tells a story of architecture that works with the land as distinctively and sensitively as it manifests each singular concept of home. Light-filled compositions merge with settings as varied as they are spectacular presenting a magnificent study in natural contrasts-deserts mountains tropics and woodlands. A mixture of living environments from wilderness to rural to urban add yet another layer to the architectural adventure.
Chapter to chapter Connections is a timely and compelling read. The interplay of art-book imagery and candid storytelling delivers an affecting portrait of home within nature that is both majestic and human transcendent and grounded. No two stories are alike yet all speak to the essence of the architecture and a truth which unites us all: in each of us lives a fundamental irresistible need to connect.
Charles R. Stinson is an internationally acclaimed architect whose work brings together people and home and their relationship to nature. Using form line light and material to erase the boundary between inside and out his compositions invite and celebrate human connection to the beauty and rhythms of the natural world.
Mr. Stinson is a Minnesota AIA Architect of Distinction and featured architect in the Master Architect Series Charles R. Stinson: Compositions in Nature. His work appears in numerous architectural journals and magazines as well as successive editions of 100 of the World's Best Houses America's Leading Architects and two books by the Minnesota Historical Society Press Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes and Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka.
Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design specializes in creative timeless residential compositions in harmony with nature people and mindful living.