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“The rectilinear pavilions seem to float over the tropical landscape, offering an uninterrupted stream of views of the Big Sarasota Pass and/or Bayou Louise throughout the property.”

Shibusa: Hive Architects (Masterpiece Series)

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Shibusa Hive Architects (Masterpiece Series)

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    Foreword by Robert McCarter
    Texts by Joe Kelly
    Photography by Hive Architects, Ryan Gamma
    Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

    This instalment of the Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Masterpiece Series focuses on Hive Architects’ Shibusa Residence on the Big Sarasota Pass in Siesta Key, Florida. In response to the client’s brief; for their future home to reflect their simple, uncomplicated lifestyle, the long, narrow lot and zoning requirements, the studio decided to base their project around the Japanese concept of Shibusa: economy of form, line and effort resulting in a refined, timeless tranquility.


    Featuring critical texts by renowned architectural writers, detailed plans and layouts and comprehensive photographic documentation, this monograph shows how the L-shaped structure made up of a pair of rectilinear pavilions seems to float over the tropical landscape, offering excellent functionality for the public and private programs, which include a main and guest pavilion, tropical garden and lap pool, and, crucially, an uninterrupted stream of views of the Big Sarasota Pass and/or Bayou Louise throughout the property.

    Shibusa - Masterpiece Series
    Hive Architects

    Book Size: 8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm
    Format: Portrait
    Pages: 240
    Language: English
    Photographs: 200
    Illustrations: 62
    Edition: Hardcover (978-1-946226-54-9)