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The work of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects : economy as ethic / Robert McCarter.

Author/Creator:
McCarter, Robert, 1955- author.
Publication:
London : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
415 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 31 cm.
Subjects:
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Nova Scotia.
Architects -- Nova Scotia.
Summary:
The work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects embodies two interrelated primary principles: economy and place. Economy as an ethical imperative leads to creating the 'maximal' experience with minimal form, material, and cost. Reinforcing this imperative is the architects' engagement of their place of practice, coastal Nova Scotia, and its climate, landform, and material culture. The practice has evolved plan types that allow the architects to engage the land and climate of their native Nova Scotia, and is also focused on the importance of the interior spatial experience. The work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple is predicated on the belief that what really matters in architecture is not fashion and form but the material culture of building and the making of places. The result, evident in the more than two hundred projects featured in the book, is both practical and poetic.
Contents:
An architecture of dialogue : lessons in architectural syntax / Juhani Pallasmaa
Economy as ethic : critical practice and the cultivation of place / Robert McCarter
Private houses
Public architecture : place and occasion / Talbot Sweetapple
Public places
Origins / Brian MacKay-Lyons
The work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple / Kenneth Frampton
Postscript : the wind, the moon
Awards
Acknowledgments
Project credits
Authors' biographies.
Contributor:
MacKay-Lyons, Brian, architect, writer of supplementary textual content.
Sweetapple, Talbot, architect, writer of supplementary textual content.
Pallasmaa, Juhani, writer of supplementary textual content.
Frampton, Kenneth, writer of supplementary textual content.
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects.
ISBN:
9780500343319
0500343314
OCLC:
951949744
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