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"Living Lightly on the Earth:" Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76
Steven Mannell

the ARK.jpgspacer.gifBuilt in 1976 by the Cape Cod-based New Alchemy Institute and designed in partnership with Solsearch Architects of Cambridge MA, the Ark bio-shelter was conceived as "an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity.” The structure’s integrated ecological design features provided autonomous life support for a family of four, providing for all food and energy needs, managing all wastes, and enabling a new and symbiotic relationship between its inhabitants and the ecosystem of their home. The Ark deployed many then-experimental technologies that remain emblems of sustainable design today: solar heating with mass heat storage, a high-efficiency wood stove, a wind turbine generator, composting toilets, and a passive solar agri/aquaculture greenhouse. It embodied design approaches that were being explored in numerous environmental building experiments of the era, including passive solar orientation, super-insulation of walls and roof, and minimizing of exterior surface and edges. Four decades on, humanity faces many of the same environmental challenges addressed by the Ark, though now with a greater sense of urgency, a reduced sense of individual and community agency to tackle them, and an expectation of diminished lifestyles. This study of the ground-breaking project offers an alternative approach to meeting a challenging future: a spirit of critical hope, embodying adventure and possibility, with creative collaboration between science and society, and among governments, communities and individuals. Published to accompany the exhibition celebrating the Ark’s 40th anniversary, the publication is illustrated with dozens of original drawings and period photographs, and features a wealth of background materials. Steven Mannell is director of the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He is the author of Atlantic Modern: The Architecture of the Atlantic Provinces 1950-2000 (2004).

Dalhousie Architectural Press (March 6, 2018) 120 pp ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112695   $34.95 Can. $36.95 U.S.

Montreal's Geodesic Dreams: Jeffrey Lindsay and the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division /
Montréal et le rêve géodésique : Jeffrey Lindsay et la Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division

Cammie McAtee with/avec Carlo Carbone & Réjean Legault

FullePavillon.jpgspacer.gifR. Buckminster Fuller’s U.S. Pavilion at Expo 67 has long been recognized as an icon of Montreal’s urban landscape. Yet this high point was only a part of the story of Canada’s contributions to developing the geodesic dome. Based on previously unpublished archival material, Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams sheds light on the pioneering explorations of Montreal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-84) and the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division (1949-56). This ebullient period of collaborative creativity and technological optimism placed Montreal at the forefront of dome experimentation in the 1950s - a moment when geodesic domes seized the architectural and popular imagination and sprouted up across the country in virtually every conceivable program and context. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, documents, drawing instruments and design tools. Cammie McAtee is an independent curator and architectural historian based in Montreal and was longtime curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She is author or coauthor of numerous publications, notably, Mies van der Rohe in America (2001), and Josep Lluís Sert: The Architect of Urban Design, 1953-1969 (2017). Carlo Carbone and Réjean Legault are associate professors at l’École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. In English and French.

Le pavillon des États-Unis de R. Buckminster Fuller à l’Expo 67 est depuis longtemps reconnu comme une icône du paysage urbain montréalais. Mais cette réalisation exemplaire ne constitue qu’un épisode de l’histoire de la contribution du Canada au développement du dôme géodésique. Basé sur des documents d’archives inédits, Montréal et le rêve géodésique met en lumière les explorations du designer montréalais Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-1984) et de la Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division (1949-1956). Cette période de travail collaboratif et d’optimisme technologique place Montréal à l’avant-garde de l’exploration géodésique dans les années 1950 - une époque où, ayant capturé l’imaginaire architectural et populaire, des dômes répondant à pratiquement tous les programmes et tous les contextes imaginables apparaîtront dans le pays tout entier. Illustré avec des photographies, dessins, documents et instruments de dessins. Cammie McAtee est commissaire indépendante et historienne en architecture basée à Montréal. Pendant plusieurs années elle fut commissaire au Centre canadien d’architecture. Carlo Carbone et Réjean Legault sont professeurs associés à l’École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (11/2017) 120 pp 54 col+156 bw illus. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112718   $34.95 Can. $36.95 U.S.

Dan Hanganu: Works 1981-2015

Edited by Essy Baniassad. Introduction by Kenneth Frampton
Contributors: Hubert Beringer, Denis Bilodeau, Jennifer Thiele Busch, Paul Byard, Brian Carter, David Covo, Heidi Landecker, Steven Mannell, Jacques Plante, Gilles Prud’homme, Jim Taggart, David Theodore, Adele Weder

hanganu.jpgspacer.gifThis long overdue account of an important contribution to architectural design and discourse examines forty years of practice with detailed documents of major award-winning projects by the Romanian-born Canadian architect. Drawing on rationalist, constructivist, and classical discourses, Hanganu has shaped the architectural synthesis between European architectural history and Canadian culture and geographic conditions with a defining contribution to architecture that has influenced generations of architects. Essays and accompanying texts explore Hanganu’s background and approach to architecture and underline issues that reach into the soul of his projects. These are important especially in the face of the tendency to present works of architecture as consumable products, an unfortunate trend that makes one an outsider to the inner world of architecture, its challenges and motivations. Hanganu’s body of work embodies such inner workings. The aim of this book is to urge an appreciation of Hanganu’s work at that level and to impart an understanding of that inner world; the origin of form and the path of design for every project. Kenneth Frampton’s essay guides the search for such understanding, in addition to defining the work in a clear historical context.   

Dan Hanganu completed a degree in architecture at the University of Bucharest in 1961. He then studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before moving to Montreal where he founded his own firm. He has since completed numerous public buildings, and this publication features several works largely built in the Montreal area, notably, Pointe-à-Callière Archaeological Museum, McGill University Law Library, the Design Pavillion at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and the Cirque du Soleil Corporate Headquarters.

Essy Baniassad is Professor, School of Architecture, University of Botswana and adjunct professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Rocco: Being Chinese in Architecture: Recent Works (MCCM Creations 2004), and Shim-Sutcliffe: the Passage of Time (Dalhousie Architectural Press 2014). Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. He is the author of, notably, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (Lars Müller 2015) and Modern Architecture: A Critical History (Thames & Hudson 2007).

Dalhousie Architectural Press (07/2017) 184 pp full col. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112657   $37.95 Can. $39.95 U.S. 

Seeing, Selling, and Situating Radio in Canada 1922-1956
Michael Windover and Anne MacLennan

seeingselling.jpgspacer.gifAn examination of the visual, material, and spatial presence of radio as it reshaped Canadian society in the second quarter of the twentieth century. As radio entered homes and became an increasingly important component of society, it affected not only the soundscape of everyday life but had architectural consequences as well. From the design of radio cabinets, which literally framed and gave representational quality to the new electronic medium, to advertisements aimed at selling equipment to enhance and afford radio listening lifestyles, radio was experienced strongly in visual and spatial terms. These original essays examine aspects of radio culture found in newspapers, magazines, in homes, and in the broader built environment, arguing that this seemingly supplementary or simply overlooked material was in fact crucial to formation of radio culture. The authors posit that radio, as a social instrument, facilitated the creation of a new kind of public space. And the imaginative potential in visual culture and in design helped shape the contours of this social space, which became deeply embedded within society by the time television altered the visual-acoustic landscape again in the 1950s. By looking at the material culture of radio in the 1930s and 1940s, this publication offers a new way to think about a medium closely associated with twentieth-century modernity. Anne MacLennan is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Toronto. She is the author of 'Resistance to Regulation: Early Canadian Broadcaster and Listeners', in Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada (2010), and 'Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials' in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Michael Windover is Assistant Professor of Art History, teaching in the History and Theory of Architecture Program in the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, Ottawa. He is the author of Art Deco: A Mode of Mobility (2012).

Dalhousie Architectural Press (05/2017) 104 pp ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112701   $34.95 Can. $36.95 U.S.

Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes, Drawings from the Canadian Architectural Archives (Revised 2nd edition)
Edited by Michelangelo Sabatino and Linda Fraser

arthurerickson.jpgspacer.gifCanadian architect Arthur Erickson (1924-2009), was a passionate advocate of cultural awareness and a fervent explorer of human and natural environments. Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Erickson’s drawings and sketches which toured the country in 2013 and 2014, this completely revised edition contains a new foreword, revised essays, new full-page photographs, and new cover art. Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes is the inaugural publication of the Canadian Modern series, a peer-reviewed series focused on the cultural and architectural history of twentieth-century Canada. A Vancouver native, Erickson studied at the University of British Columbia and McGill University. In 1963, he won a competition to design Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. His integrative design gained international acclaim, opening the doors to a long and distinguished career. His works include The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the San Diego Convention Center, Napp Laboratories in Cambridge, England, and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. This new limited edition replaces all previous and now out-of-print versions.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (12/2016) 80 pp col. iill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112671   $49.95 Can. $49.95 U.S.

Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square

George Thomas Kapelos
With an introduction by Christopher Armstrong

daptoronto.jpgspacer.gifThe 1958 competition for Toronto’s new city hall and public square was the largest competition of its era, attracting more architects than even the 1956 Sydney Opera House competition. While the outcome is well known - Finnish-born architect Viljo Revell’s complex opened to public acclaim in 1965 - what is lesser known to specialists and to the general public is the amazing variety of projects that were submitted from around the world. Weaving a tale that is equal parts civic, cultural, and architectural history, this thoroughly illustrated publication explores the impact of the competition on the design of public institutions and urban spaces in Canada, and reflects upon the value of architectural competitions as modern architecture developed in the mid-20th century. Features a selection of more than 50 official entries each illustrated with original drawings and models, as well as a complete listing of the more than 500 participating architects and architectural firms. Published to coincide with the exhibition “Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square Competition and Its Legacy,” at the Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Ryerson University (Toronto) from September 1 to October 9, 2015. George Thomas Kapelos teaches architecture and planning at Ryerson University. Christopher Armstrong is the author of Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design 1895-1975 (2014). Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square is the latest in the Canadian Modern series, a collection dedicated to the promotion of scholarship on the architecture, built environment, and landscape of Canada (Series editor: Michelangelo Sabatino, Illinois Institute of Technology.)

Dalhousie Architectural Press (09/2015) 128 pp bw ill. throughout 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112688   $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.

Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On

Edited by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley

archnatid.gifspacer.gifWith the approach of Canada’s centennial in 1967, the Canadian government initiated dozens of architectural projects across the country. This ambitious program, unabashedly about nation-building, aimed to give form to the identity of a young country. Known collectively as the Centennial Projects, these structures included arts buildings such as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, historic buildings such as the Fathers of Confederation Memorial Building in Charlottetown, and other more idiosyncratic entities such as the UFO Landing Pad in St. Paul Alberta. This publication proposes an historical overview of the venture as well as detailed presentations of 21 projects with archival photographs and original architectural renderings. In English and French. Foreword by Michaelangelo Sabatino.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (09/2014) 96 pp 126 ill (20 col.) 8.5 in x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112664   $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Shim-Sutcliffe: The Passage of Time
Edited by Annette W. LeCuyer
Foreword by Essy Baniassad. Introduction by Brian Carter. Postscript by Phyllis Lambert

passageoftime.gifspacer.gifThrough close study of work of Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, this book traces the evolution of contemporary architectural ideas particularly as they relate to urbanity and the wilderness. Annotated with drawings, ranging from preliminary sketches to construction details, as well as images of models, mock-ups, prototypes and finished buildings in use. The works of Shim-Sutcliffe has been published internationally and has received numerous rewards. They work out of Toronto, Canada. Annette W. LeCuyer is Professor of Architecture at the University of Buffalo. Essy Baniassad is founder of Tuns Press, now Dalhousie Architectural Press. Brian Carter is Professor of Architecture at The State University of New York. Phyllis Lambert is Founding Director Emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (09/2014) 103 pp 90 col. ill 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112633   $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes (Drawings from the Canadian Architectural Archives)
Linda Fraser and Michelangelo Sabatino

With a Foreword by Kenneth Frampton and essays by M. Sabatino, and L. Fraser + G. Simmins.
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Layered Landscapes with drawings from 14 projects.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (04/2014) 71 pp 30 bw ill. 8.5 x 8.5 softcover   9780929112626  $19.95 Can. $23.95 U.S. (O.P.)

Brian Carter

battersbyhowat.gifspacer.gifMonograph highlighting the contemporary West Coast designs of Vancouver's BattersbyHowat Architects with an in-depth review of ten projects.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2013) 96 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112589   $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.

Designing & Building: Rockhill and Associates
Brian Carter and Juhani Pallasmaa

rockhillassociates.gifspacer.gifThis substantially renewed second edition contains twelve projects (six new) from the Kansas architectural practice of Rockhill and Associates, spanning from their early design-build work to the recent completion of a 37-building affordable housing complex in New Mexico. The firm's work exhibits a keen understanding of the house as an ecosystem, exploring building design that capitalizes on the features of the natural environment.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2011) 120 pp 200 ill (134 col.) 8.5 x 8.5 softcover   9780929112596   $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.

Atelier BUILD
Brian Carter, Michael Carroll and Danita Rooyakkers

atelierbuild.gif spacer.gifFeatures eight contemporary urban infill housing projects from the Montreal design-build firm of Atelier BUILD.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2010) 64 pp 120 ill (60 col.) 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112572  $19.95 Can. $23.95 U.S

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, 1995-2002
Brian Carter

saucierperrotte.gifspacer.gifTwelve projects from the critically acclaimed work of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes. With essays, index of buildings and awards, and a bibliography of articles on the firm.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2004) 152 pp 160 ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover  9780929112466  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S

Atlantic Modern: The Architecture of the Atlantic Provinces 1950-2000
Steven Mannell (ed)

atlanticmodern.gifspacer.gifCatalogue for the juried exhibition of Atlantic Canada buildings 1950-2000 at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2001) 112 pp 120 bw ill 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover  9780929112473  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Barry Johns Architects: Selected Projects 1984-1998
Brian Carter

barryjohns.gifspacer.gifBarry Johns is an Edmonton architect whose designs are drawn from a search for harmony with the land, culture and institutions of the prairie region.
Ten projects, with essays, illustrated project index and bibliography.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2000) 108 pp 175 bw ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112329   $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Brian MacKay-Lyons: Selected Projects 1986–1997
Brian Carter

brianmackaylyons.gifspacer.gifInspired by the vernacular buildings and landscape of Nova Scotia, the architecture of Brian MacKay Lyons is among the most innovative in Canada. Sixteen projects, with essays, project index and bibliography.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (2000) 120 pp 190 bw ill. 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   978092911239  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Works: The Architecture of A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company, 1968–1995
Brian Carter

worksarchof.jpgspacer.gifFourteen prominent projects including Jerusalem City Hall andthe award-winning University of Toronto Earth Sciences Centr from these masters of urban architecture.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (1996) 148 pp 300 ill (25 col.) 8.5 x 8.5 softcover  9780919112312  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.

Patkau Architects: Selected Projects 1983-1993

Brian Carter

patkauarchitects.gifspacer.gifTen projects from the firm whose poetic creativity is at the forefront of contemporary Canadian architecture.

Dalhousie Architectural Press (Tuns Press) (1994 / 4th ed. 2005) 120 pp 164 bw ill 8.5 x 8.5 in softcover   9780929112882   $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S.