Elaina Berkowitz

Elaina Berkowitz

New York, NY, US


The Elevated Dwelling

The landscape of central Florida is characterized by its many springs. Vast forests are carved away by these springs and the rivers they feed. The spring is experienced as a pause in the landscape, a moment of stark horizontality within the vertical nature of the trees. In the heat of a Florida day, the area surrounding the spring is without shade or cover. The qualities of light that are created from the canopy overhead on the journey to the spring are gone once the destination is made.

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Status: School Project
Location: Rum Island, Florida
My Role: Designer