Digestif: Hico Lookout
Can architecture create a space without the presence of the architecture itself?
That is precisely what architect Dan Shipley, FAIA has achieved with the Hico Lookout, standing humbly and poetically within a cedar tree covered hillside in Central Texas. The composition of primitive, individualized materials rises out of the ground to create a treetop perch, a solitude to enjoy the rolling vista. Visitors must move through the architecture to move past it to a place above the landscape where the materials of the architecture and land are but brush strokes in the painting of the horizon.
Eric Gonzales, AIA is an associate at Cunningham Architects.
Photos: Charles Davis Smith, FAIA