vernacular architecture

West Coast cabin – Clayoquot Sound, B.C.

September 6, 2012

West Coast cabin – Clayoquot Sound, B.C.

The cabin is probably the true vernacular architecture of British Columbia’s West Coast and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver must once have had some of these buildings, thought rampant demolition and ugly development are doing their best to eradicate any trace of this architectural past.

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Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design

April 22, 2012

Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design

I have been looking forward to the publication of Richard Olsen’s book Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design, and it has now been released by Rizzoli.

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Lloyd Kahn on Tiny Houses – lecture in Vancouver

April 19, 2012

Lloyd Kahn on Tiny Houses – lecture in Vancouver

Lloyd Kahn, Editor in Chief and founder of Shelter Publications, is a North American authority on the handmade house. Visit Shelter for a full list of his book titles on this topic.

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“If I Had a Hammer? What Do You Mean If?”

April 19, 2010

“If I Had a Hammer? What Do You Mean If?”

Before I start, I’m asking on behalf of the owners of this house that nobody reposts or reproduces any of these images anywhere without my permission. Like a lot of people who have built their own houses in the woods, the owners, who are relatives of mine, appreciate their privacy and feel a bit negative about seeing their house all over the internet.

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