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Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community

Princeton Architectural Press

By Brian MacKay-Lyons, edited by Robert McCarter


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8 x 10 in; 224 pp pp;
Hardcover
March 2014
ISBN 9781616891282
ISBN10 1616891289

SKU# 9781616891282

$50.00

Quick Overview

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time
has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that
responds to site; draws on local building traditions,
materials, and crafts; and strives to create a sense of
community is not recent.
Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community


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Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create a sense of community is not recent. Yet, the way it has evolved in the past few years in the hands of some of the world’s most accomplished architects is indeed defining a new movement. From the rammed-earth houses of Rick Joy and Pacific Northwest timber houses of Tom Kundig, to the community-built structures of Rural Studio and Francis Kéré, designers everywhere are championing an architecture that exists from, in, and for a specific place. The stunning projects, presented here in the first book to examine this global shift, were featured at the thirteenth and final Ghost conference held in 2011, organized by Nova Scotia architect, educator, and local practitioner Brian MacKay-Lyons. The result is the most complete collection of contemporary regionalist architecture available, with essays by early proponents of the movement, including Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Pritzker Prize–winning architect Glenn Murcutt.

• Features the work of eighteen well-known regional architects, including many successful PAPress authors such as Tom Kundig, Rick Joy, and Andrew Freear of Rural Studio, as well as critical texts by luminaries Kenneth Frampton and Juhani Pallasmaa, and Pritzker Prize–winning architect Glenn Murcutt
• Most comprehensive collection of regionalist architecture and criticism available
• An essential resource for architects and students

 

More Details

8 x 10 in; 224 pp pp;
Hardcover
March 2014
ISBN 9781616891282
ISBN10 1616891289

Brian MacKay-Lyons is principal of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects and a professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia