The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Economy as Ethic

The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Economy as Ethic Author Robert McCarter
ISBN-10 0500343314
ISBN-13 9780500343319
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 372
Language English
Publisher Thames & Hudson
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An inspiring monograph that captures the practical yet beautiful architecture of one of the leading architectural firms in the worldThe 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 nearly one hundred projects featured in the book is both practical and poetic 500 illustrations in color 150 line drawings

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