Becoming One with the Landscape (1969)

By Carlos Diniz

Carlos Diniz (1928–2001), Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, 1969. Black ink on trace, 735 × 1370 mm. DMC 2045. Building design: SOM San Francisco (Edward C.Bassett, architect)

The following is excerpted from Two Continuous Monuments, by Nicholas Olsberg. Published in the AA Files No. 71, 2015.

The architect’s guiding idea has been to create a building which would ‘literally tend to disappear – becoming one with the landscape’ … The dramatic architectural concept and primarily coniferous flora of the landscape were especially compatible to a crisp execution in ink line.