New Rizzoli coffee table book explores ancient material
The most ancient of materials: Stone. Dwellings as primitive as caves or as ostentatious as castles have been built of stone. Natural and solid, it is the foundation of architecture in its oldest form – and a signature element in JLF Architects projects that stands the test of time.
Stone can convey the essence of a place, communicating refined rock puzzles or rugged landscapes.
We are proud to have two of our houses featured in the new book Stone Houses: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes (Rizzoli, 2018) by Linda Leigh Paul. Illustrating unique variations of stonework that represent time, place and craftsmanship, the book highlights 27 residences from around the world – including those from the Design Build team of JLF Architects and Big-D Signature, one near Jackson, Wyoming, and the other in Newport Beach, California, that incorporate stone with innovative grace.
“The stone houses in this book include remnants of forgotten, abandoned, or displaced stone architecture,” the author writes in the book’s introduction to Stone Houses. “They are built with materials that were discovered by accident or salvage and used with a laborious and yielding eagerness to rejoin them with a knowledge-bearing existence.”
JLF Architects is no stranger to the inherent connection between humans and the landscape. The featured JLF projects echo the author’s desire to honor the age-old forms harvested from the land and created with stone.
ABOUT JLF ARCHITECTS: Building timeless structures rooted in integrity and simple elegance, Jackson Hole, Park City and Bozeman-based JLF Architects applies distinctive solutions and materials to create place-based houses marked by the influences of landscapes from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Seaboard. Their award-winning perspective is powered by inspired design and an exacting eye for placement, an ethos that stems from a unity of nature, beauty, balance and imagination. JLF Architects has established a genuine alliance with Big-D Signature, built over 17 years of working together, to create a streamlined design-build process that benefits clients. Winners of Mountain Living magazine’s 2016 Home of the Year, the JLF Architects and Big-D Signature design-build team unites passionate architects with dedicated builders to enable the collective imagination of visionary artisans working with visionary clients. For more information visit www.JLFArchitects.com.