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James Wines was educated at Syracuse University, where he studied art history, sculpture and literature, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. He is the founder and president of SITE, the former Chair of Environmental Design and Parsons School of Design and currently a Professor of Architecture at Penn State University. At both Parsons and Penn State he has worked on the development of graduate and professional programs in architecture. He has given lectures at more than one thousand colleges, universities and conferences in twenty-four countries, and written many essays for books and magazines in the USA, Europe and Asia. His book DE-ARCHITECTURE was published in 1987 by Rizzoli International and, in 2000, Taschen Verlag in Germany released his book GREEN ARCHITECTURE. During the past decade, there have been twenty-two monographic books and museum catalogues produced on Mr.
We've got hold of a good set of photos of Asphalt Spot, a landscape project in rural Japan by French architects R&Sie . The text below is from dezeen editor Marcus Fairs' book, Twenty-First Century Design : Set amid farmland in rural Japan, this small project is a bizarre hybrid of landscape art and infrastructure. It consists of a square, 20-space car park that looks as if it has been struck by an earthquake – its corners have been lifted into the air, its surface ripples and buckles and a great gash has been torn in its black asphalt surface.