Traditional Architecture: Timeless Building for the Twenty-First Century
Written by Alireza Sagharchi and Lucien Steil, Preface by Leon Krier, Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
A comprehensive overview of current trends in classicist and vernacular architecture. This book presents 130 projects that reconsider what it means to practice as a traditional architect in the twenty-first century, including a substantial body of work from non-Western countries as well as work by contemporary masters of classical design such as Robert A. M. Stern, Allan Greenberg, Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Quinlan and Francis Terry. The projects assembled here highlight the awareness of a sustainable localism and the continuity of traditional building crafts on a global scale and reveal the resilience and originality of traditional building cultures despite the enormous economic and cultural pressures of contemporary development. This is an optimistic vision of a new breed of traditional architects who endeavor to enrich the future while honoring the past.
About The Author
Alireza Sagharchi, R.I.B.A., is the principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture+Urban Design. Lucien Steil is an architect and academic who has worked with Léon Krier and Maurice Culot in Brussels at the Archive d’Architecture Moderne and has been a visiting critic at universities in Europe and North America. HRH The Prince of Wales established The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practicing timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing, and building. Léon Krier has taught architecture and urbanism at the Royal College of Arts, in London, and at Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Virginia. He received the inaugural Richard Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture.