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 Howard Sutcliffe 065 Proximity and Distance / Rick joy 081 The Structure of Relationships / John and Patricia Patkau 107 Rule and Exception / Steven Holl