winery, desert, Arizona, American winery typology
"It goes without saying that the American landscape is a varied one, from the purple mountains majesty to the fruited plains. It is absurd to choose a single site to be representative of American wine regions. It is , however, possible to select a single site that will maximize the generative potential of a single design project, and it is here that my thesis begins. I will examine, or rethink, if you will, the winery in the context of the Arizona deserts. This isn't a fictitious place for wine-making; wineries there are real. They are too new to have substantial architecture, but they exist in sheds and houses and alpine cabins.... It will be specific to the site, but it will, with luck, contain the seed for a distinctly American winery typology."
Heopokoski, James L., "Rethinking the Winery in the Desert Context" (2008). Architecture Thesis Prep. 23.
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