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Pavilion Living

Architecture, Patronage, and Well-Being

668 pages
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc

A fascinating look at an outstanding example of outdoor living architecture and design.

Pavilion Living looks at the architecture of three recently completed pavilions by Peter Zimmerman Architects on the gardens of a large private house on Philadelphia’s architecturally rich, historic Main Line, and the associated characteristics that accompany these beautifully conceived and carefully built structures.

Located on a portion of what was once the extensive property of the Ardrossan Estate, an early 20th-century Georgian Revival mansion by Horace Trumbauer, the new pavilions accompany one of the next generation of houses that can now be seen on the rolling hills of the historic manor.

The owners who commissioned the pavilions have taken on the responsibility of maintaining the land and character of the property as serious patrons of art, architecture, and landscape. Yet these new buildings also enhance the landscape, providing richer experiences in closer connection to nature, celebrating in fresh and harmonious ways the property’s extraordinary history and the family’s desire to enjoy the simple pleasures of life outdoors.

Replete with more than 200 photographs and detailed architectural illustrations, Pavilion Living encompasses architecture, patronage, and the art of benessere (well-being) with the aim of serving designers and homeowners seeking similar solutions to meaningful outdoor living.

Author Bio
Victor Deupi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture where he teaches history and theory, design, and representation. He received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught previously at Fairfield University, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Notre Dame, the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London, and has been a “Visiting Critic” at the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech.

The principal focus of his research is on the Early Modern Spanish and Ibero-American world, mid-20th-century Cuba, and contemporary architecture. His books include Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759 (Routledge, 2015), Transformations in Classical Architecture: New Directions in Research and Practice (Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2018), Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America (Routledge, 2020), Cuban Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture 1940-1970, with Jean-Francois Lejeune (Birkhäuser Verlag, 2021), Emilio Sanchez Revisited: A Centenary Celebration of the Artist’s Life and Work, with LnS Gallery (Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2021), andStables: High Design for Horse and Home and Wineries of the World: Architecture and Viticulture, both with Oscar Riera Ojeda (Rizzoli, 2021). He has curated exhibitions on Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation (with Jean-François Lejeune) at the Coral Gables Museum (Nov. 2016-Feb. 2017), Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections (with Nathan Timpano) at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami (Feb.-May 2017), and Emilio Sanchez Revisited: A Centenary Celebration of the Artist’s Life and Work at the LnS Gallery (June-August 2021). Dr. Deupi was also the President of the CINTAS Foundation which gives annual fellowships in Architecture and Design, the Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Music Composition to Cubans and people of Cuban descent from 2016-2018.

Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in the US, China, and Argentina. Born in 1966, in Buenos Aires, he moved to the United States in 1990. Since then he has published over two hundred books, assembling a remarkable body of work notable for its thoroughness of content, timeless character, and sophisticated and innovative craftsmanship. Oscar Riera Ojeda’s books have been published by many prestigious publishing houses across the world, including Birkh user, Byggf rlaget, The Monacelli Press, Gustavo Gili, Thames & Hudson, Rizzoli, Damiani, Page One, ORO editions, Whitney Library of Design, and Taschen. Oscar Riera Ojeda is also the creator of numerous architectural book series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, The New American House and The New American Apartment, Architecture in Detail, and Single Building. His work has received many international awards, in-depth reviews, and citations. He is a regular contributor and consultant for several publications in the field.