All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Boundary Sequence Illusion: Ian Macdonald Architect (Documents in Canadian Architecture)

Boundary Sequence Illusion: Ian Macdonald Architect (Documents in Canadian Architecture)

This book considers the contemporary house through close scrutiny of works designed by Ian MacDonald, and the ideas that are embedded within them. The architect explores boundary and illusion, and considers site and sightings in both the city and countryside to create houses that appear, disappear, and re-appear. Energetic explorations of land and considerations of weather provide the basis for MacDonald's designs of residential spaces that capture particular views, establish sequences of movement, and make inspiring places to live in nature. Featuring a well-illustrated selection of projects designed over the past twenty years, the book outlines MacDonald's way of working, notably his engagement with landscape. By carefully observing a site's topographic features and vegetative cover and by using these observations in the design of a house, from early conceptual sketches to detailed construction documents, MacDonald ensures that the essential character of the site is present in the experience of the house.

Table of contents:

  • foreword Christine Macy
  • the house Brian Carter
  • reframing Barry Sampson
  • mulmur hills 1
  • wychwood park
  • erin
  • dunvegan
  • swansea
  • grey highlands
  • collingwood
  • caledon
  • ottawa
  • go home bay
  • mulmur hills 3
  • designing houses Ian MacDonald
  • afterword David Dorenbaum
  • awards
  • publications
  • contributors
  • credits
  • acknowledgements

Boundary Sequence Illusion: Ian Macdonald Architect (Documents in Canadian Architecture)

  • ISBN

    9780929112725
  • Title

    Boundary Sequence Illusion: Ian Macdonald Architect (Documents in Canadian Architecture)
  • Author

    Ian MacDonald; Brian Carter; Barry Sampson; David Dorenbaum; Christine Macy
  • Publisher

    Dalhousie Architectural Press
  • Publication year

    2019
  • Language

    English

Project gallery

See all Show less
About this author
Cite: "Boundary Sequence Illusion: Ian Macdonald Architect (Documents in Canadian Architecture)" 06 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/927890/boundary-sequence-illusion-ian-macdonald-architect-documents-in-canadian-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.