Brian MacKay-Lyons

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Ghost Architectural Laboratory Ghost Architectural Laboratory

Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited Read more

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Top Firm: Marlon Blackwell Architect Top Firm: Marlon Blackwell Architect

Marlon Blackwell Architect is taking on new challenges while staying true to its roots as a small, high-design firm. Read more

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Haunting in Halifax Haunting in Halifax

Nearly 200 people gathered to hear architectural luminaries at the Ghost 13 conference. Read more

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ra50: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects ra50: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple applies its regional design principles universally. Read more

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ra50 Architects Dish on the Best and Worst Aspects of the Profession ra50 Architects Dish on the Best and Worst Aspects of the Profession

ra50 architects tell us what they like best?and least?about practicing in their chosen field. Read more

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summer reading summer reading

Most monographs follow a rather formulaic approach: project descriptions, photos, supporting plans, and drawings. Plain Modern: The Architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons delves deeper, with a narrative by architect and historian Malcolm Quantrill. Read more

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gentle landings

James Cutler, FAIA, recalls a well-known client who wanted to build a Spanish-style house in the woods overlooking Puget Sound. As they walked the property, Cutler asked the client why he felt Spanish architecture would be appropriate. The man replied that he simply liked the look, and that the way to do it right would be to clear the vegetation, because he didn't like trees. "His needs and tastes were totally inconsistent with the land," says Cutler, Cutler Anderson Architects, Bainbridge Island, Wash. "I advised him to move to Arizona." Read more

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