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Local architecture : building place, craft, and community /

by MacKay-Lyons, Brian
Authors: McCarter, Robert,%1955-%editor. | Ghost 13 (Symposium)%(13th :%2011 :%Nova Scotia) Published by : Princeton Architectural Press, (New York :) Physical details: 223 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. ISBN: 1616891289 Subject(s): Architecture %Environmental aspects %Congresses. | Architecture, Modern %21st century %Congresses. | Architectural design %Social aspects %Congresses. | ARCHITECTURE / Regional. Year: 2015
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Foreword / Brian MacKay-Lyons -- Introduction: Seeing the World Whole / Thomas Fisher -- Keynotes. 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 / texts by Robert McCarter -- Essays. Constructing and Caring for Place / Robert McCarter -- Construction and Composition, Concept Versus Craft / Peter Buchanan -- Learning to Think / Ingerid Helsing Almaas -- The Value of Beauty in Architecture / Christine Macy -- The Urgency of Ghost 13: Ideas in Things / Essy Baniassad -- Afterword: The Artist, the Artisan, and the Activist / Brain MacKay-Lyons and Robert McCarter.

"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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