A+U 509 13:02 Local Engagement + British Architects

Publisher Shinkenchiku-sha

ISBN 4910019730231

Idea Code 13190

This double-feature issue comprises two distinct themes: local engagement and British architects. The former explores nine globally distributed projects wherein architects seek social change at a local level by engaging the population and skills of local craftsmen. From a community centre in Thailand and educational facilities in Rwanda and Sumatra, to rural residences in Spain and Japan and a church in Poland, the projects entail diverse yet simple, sustainable solutions. The second feature on British architects highlights a variety of projects by five of today’s notable practices: Tony Fretton Architects, dRMM, Carmody Groarke, NORD Architecture and 6a architects.

132 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English