Builders of the Pacific Coast

Builders of the Pacific Coast

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  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 228 x 304 x 17.78mm | 1,219g
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 2008
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • Publication City/Country: Bolinas, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: Color photos, B&W photos, and B&W illustrations throughout
  • ISBN10: 0936070439
  • ISBN13: 9780936070438
  • Bestsellers rank: 114,319

A continuation of Lloyd Kahn's journeys into the creative processes of owner-built homes -- their innovative techniques, use of sustainable materials, and essential dedication to the natural elements surrounding their designs -- Builders of the Pacific Coast explores the aesthetics and skills of three master builders in California, Washington state, and the rugged terrain of British Columbia. The three featured craftsmen -- Lloyd House, Bruce Atkey, and Sun Ray Kelley -- combine imaginative architecture with innovative contexts: everything from unusual house-boats to sculptural dwellings made of driftwood are included. With stunning color and black-and-white photographs, as well as detailed black-and-white drawings of the homes, this collection of unique and progressive designs creates a template for a future filled with forward-thinking architecture.