Devil's Workshop

Devil's Workshop

25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture

Book - 1997
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For 25 years the architects who make up Jersey Devil have been constructing their own designs while living on site in tents or Airstream trailers, making adjustments to their structures in response to problems encountered during the building process. Jersey Devil is a name that has been attached to work by Steve Badanes, John Ringel, Jim Adamson, or any combination of the above, plus many other people who have participated in their diverse projects. This loose-knit group of designer-builders has created projects that critique conventional practice, both the process of making architecture and the accepted definitions of architecture itself. Jersey Devil's architecture shows a concern for craft and detail, an attention to the expressiveness of the construction materials, and a strong environmental consciousness.

Devil's Workshop contains complete project descriptions, photographs, drawings, and plans on more than a dozen projects, including the Snail House, the Silo House, the Hoagie House, and the Seaside Pavillion. Essays analyze Jersey Devil's work, providing an insight into the design-build process and its historical context, and discussing the formal qualities inherent in these projects.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Princeton Architectural Press, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781568981130
1568981139
Call Number: 720.922 P595d
Characteristics: xii, 127, [2] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Branch, Mark Alden 1964-

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