Builders of the Pacific Coast

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Shelter Publications, Inc., 2008 - Architecture - 251 pages
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.

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User Review  - rosie2009 -

this book is truly amazing ! the creative work of these many home builders is so wonderful to see. a great resource. very glad we got a copy of this book thanks to Overstock for carrying it. many thanks Read full review

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User Review  - kdcdavis - LibraryThing

This book is even better than Home Work, which I loved. Lloyd Kahn spent three years travelling along the Pacific Coast to visit all sorts of wonderful handmade homes from Northern California to ... Read full review


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