Builders of the Pacific Coast

Builders of the Pacific Coast

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Bolinas, California :, Shelter Publications,, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780936070438
Branch Call Number: ANF 728.09795 KAH
Characteristics: 251 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm


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Oct 03, 2010

I love this book.

There are places all over Canada that have this kind of interesting architecture. What if touches of this were more available to the rest of us? I'm lucky to already have some in my home, but I'd be open to more!


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Oct 12, 2010

p.218 I asked what he would use if he were sheathing the house today and he said, "Hardie Plank", which is a paper/concrete board that can be cut with pneumatic shears. Quick to install, takes paint well,, sun-proof, fireproof.

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