Patkau Architects - Material Operations

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Country of Origin: Canada

Designer: Patkau Architects

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (2016)

Why is it Special?

A new monograph of the celebrated Vancouver-based architecture firm Patkau Architects. Patricia and John Parkau are internationally recognized for their residential and public projects, and are widely respected as one of the leading architecture firms in Canada.

Material Operations reveals the philosophy and techniques that drive the firms extrordinary constructions. The book demonstrates how using commonly available construction materials and modest but unconventional methods can produce buildable, expressive forms with inherent structural capacity and evocative identities.