James Wines | the artist

The artist James Wines
Born , Chicago, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Architecture, Land and Environmental,

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Sculptor-turned-architect James Wines predicates his architecture on aesthetics, for the simple reason that buildings which are not loved will not last...

James Wines, a founding member in 1970 of the SITE (Sculpture In The Environment) architectural group, described the Highrise of Homes project as a "vertical community" to "accommodate people's conflicting desires to enjoy the cultural advantages of an urban center, without sacrificing the private home identity and garden space associated with suburbia."

Wines fears that most architects are too focused on the aesthetics or functionality of their buildings without regard for how the buildings affect the environment. "The construction of human shelter consumes one third of the world's energy," said Wines. "This is of particular concern to the United States because Americans consume a disproportionate amount of the world's resources," he added...