Five North American Architects / Kenneth Frampton

Five North American Architects brings together five architectural practices that, while all distinct, share a particular sensibility for the impact of craftsmanship and climate on the generation of form, as well as a concern for the expressive tactility of material and the effect of light on the articulation of structure.

Designed with a passion for detail, the book offers an indepth survey of recent work by Steven Holl (New York), Rick Joy (Tucson), John and Patricia Patkau (Vancouver), Stanley Saitowitz (San Francisco), and Brigitte Shim & Howard Sutcliffe (Toronto).

The regional specificity of the work is considered against a larger North American context, allowing one to assess the practice of its architecture today.

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-03778-256-9

007 Architecture and Continuity: North American Architecture 1990-2010 / Kenneth Frampton
017 Simplicity and Synthesis / Stanley Saitowitz
041 The Craft of Place / Brigitte Shim and
065 Proximity and Distance / Rick joy
081 The Structure of Relationships / John and
107 Rule and Exception / Steven Holl

Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "Five North American Architects / Kenneth Frampton" 13 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>