Local architecture
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Local architecture

building place, craft, and community

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"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 Kere, 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"--

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"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 Kere, 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"--

Local architecture

building place, craft, and community

This edition was published in


Edition Description

"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 Kere, 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"--

Table of Contents

Foreword / Brian MacKay-Lyons
Introduction: Seeing the World Whole / Tom Fisher
Critical Regionalism Revisited / Kenneth Frampton
Architecture and Human Nature: A Call for a Sustainable Metaphor / Juhani Pallasmaa
From the Beginning: Thirteen Questions / Glenn Murcutt, in discussion with Juhani Pallasmaa
Projects
Constructing and Caring for Place / Robert McCarter
Construction and Composition, Concept Versus Craft / Peter Buchanan
The Urgency of Ghost 13: Ideas in Things / Essy Baniassad
Learning to Think / Ingrid Helsing Almaas
Beauty and Value/Ghost 13 / Christine Macy
Afterword: The Artist, the Artisan, the Activist / Brain MacKay-Lyons and Robert McCarter.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other Titles
Building place, craft, and community

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
724/.7
Library of Congress
NA2542.35 .L63 2014, NA2543.S6, NA2542.35 .L63 2015

The Physical Object

Pagination
223 pages
Number of pages
223

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27177252M
ISBN 10
1616891289
ISBN 13
9781616891282
LC Control Number
2014007907
OCLC/WorldCat
874835344

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