Not Lost in Translation
The first monograph of Rene Gonzalez, a rising star in Miami’s exploding architecture scene who is also on the forefront of design for climate change.
Tactile, experiential, and holistic, the work of Rene Gonzalez Architect engages with the environment and explores how people touch nature and how nature touches people. Surveying 13 residential, commercial, and cultural projects marking the first phase of his career, Rene Gonzalez Architects: Not Lost in Translation demonstrates the qualities of refinement and material innovation that distinguish Gonzalez’s work in the very active architecture market of Florida, his home state. Florida is also where sea level rise, due to climate change, will drastically alter design practice in coming years, and where RGA is receiving widespread attention for its efforts to respond. Featuring essays by Florida architecture expert Beth Dunlop, design writer Caroline Roux, and a Q+A with Gonzalez’s friends Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Rene Gonzalez Architects: Not Lost in Translation documents his commitment to creating a progressive regionalism that does not sacrifice design excellence to meet the challenge of design resiliency.