Italian born Daniela Bertol
--artist, author, architectural visionary and Yoga teacher-- has worked
for almost two decades on projects integrating science, art and
Her site-specific environment and art installations have been exhibited
in the United States and Italy. She has published numerous articles in
art and science journals and lectured at several congresses and
symposia worldwide and is the author of two books on architecture and
digital space: Visualizing with CAD (Springer-Verlag, 1994)
Designing Digital Space (John Wiley & Sons, 1997).
Daniela has been consulting for over fifteen years with major New York
City architectural firms. She was involved in the planning and design
of the American Airlines Terminal at the JFK Airport for TAMS
Consultants, where she developed design studies using computer modeling
and visualization to generate several alternatives for this two million
square foot facility.
Yoga practitioner for several years, she has traveled extensively
in India, Mexico, Australia, Europe and North Africa, visiting and
photographing many of the places portrayed in Earth & Sky, the book she is currently writing.
Her design vision integrates principles of Eastern philosophies and
practices with contemporary architectural theories and research, as
her most recent project Sky Spirals, a series of places devoted to sustainable design where the shaping of the landscape is based on solar and stellar alignments.