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In a time of unexampled prosperity, when architectural attention focuses on big, glossy urban projects, the Rural Studio provides an alternative of substance. In addition to being a social welfare venture, the Rural Studio Taliensin South as Mockbee calls it is also an educational experiment and a prod to the architectural profession to act on its best instincts. In giving students hands-on experience in designing and building something real, it extends their education beyond paper architecture. And in scavenging and reusing a variety of unusual materials it is a model of sustainable architecture. The work of Rural Studio has struck a chord both architecturally and socially that it has been featured on Oprah, Nightline, and CBS News, as well as in Time and People magazines.
The Studio has completed more than a dozen projects, including the Bryant Hay Bale House, Harris Butterfly House, Yancey Chapel, Akron Chapel, Childrens Center, H. E. R. O. Playground, Lewis House, Super Sheds and Pods, Spencer House addition, Farmers Market, Masons Bend Community Center, Goat House, and Shannon-Dutley House. These buildings, along with the incredible story of the Rural Studio, the people who live there, and Mockbee and his student architects, are detailed in this colorful book, the first on the subject.
I tell my students, its got to be warm, dry, and noble. Samuel Mockbee
- ISBN-13: 9781568982922
- ISBN-10: 1568982925
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
- Publish Date: January 2002
- Page Count: 192
- Reading Level: Ages 13-22
- Dimensions: 10.12 x 8.04 x 0.65 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.66 pounds