“Architecture with a view“ emerged and gradually gained in attractiveness as an architectural genre in the 19th century with the development of tourism. On the one hand, these buildings with a view – having come to town – serve visitors as platforms for surveying the panorama while also being used to market a location. On the other hand, these projects are gaining a new importance in the ecological context, the goal being to climb up and view the surrounding forest, something also aimed at by the “Canopy Walkways”.
This richly illustrated publication revolves around architectural interventions from the past fifteen years that serve to provide a view of the landscape. These include not only towers, but also platforms and other small architectures. Special attention is paid to landscapes that have been set in scene via architectural interventions.
Essays by Hubertus Adam, Joachim Kleinmanns and Gion A. Caminada convey the historical and current context pertaining to the presentation of the projects.
120 pages, ills colour & bw / 23 x 30 cm / English, German